COESSAET, Jan
(active 1563-1587 in Mechelen)

Opening Session of the Parliament of Burgundy (detail)

1587
Oil on oak panel
City Hall, Mechelen

The painting depicts the ceremonial opening of the Parliament of Mechelen under Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, in the Aldermen's Building (Schepenhuis) in Mechelen on January 3, 1474.