Tapestry dogs. Look close. Love those faces.
The child is brought from the birthing room. His grandfather has touched the babe's lips with garlic and wine. See Henri IV of France: His Reign and Age,by Vincent J. Pitts. Scroll to preceding pages for details of the birth.
The mother watches. She does not look so terrible.
The queen's birthing bed is carved, opulent, of course.
I. Chateau de Pau exterior
III. Themes at Chateau de Pau. Birthplace of Henri IV.
B. Details in carving
A close-up of the carving of a chest in the bedroom of the Queen where Henri IV was born.
C. The good king.
Here is Henri playing with his children. He not uncommonly conducted his audiences while doing so.