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The Laughing Cavalier by Frans Hals 1624

Knights of the Garter – the Laughing Cavaliers


The Laughing Cavalier (1624) by Frans Hals


Auctioned in Paris, 1865


Richard Seymour-Conway, KG #701, 4th Marquess of Hertford (1800 to 1870) outbid Baron James de Rothschild by more than six times the sales estimate!



James Mayer de Rothschild, Baron de Rothschild (1792 to 1868) - a German-French banker and the founder of the French branch of the Rothschild banking dynasty could easily have outbid Richard Seymour-Conway but he knew who his bosses were.


'Knights of the Garter' founded 1348 in Oxford


Motto - "Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense"


More info in the PDF link...




Order of the Knights of the Garter.

Founded 1348, Woodstock, Oxford, England.

An elite ‘British’ Order limited to 24 knights at any one time…



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