The two figures on horseback are King Louis XIV, and Vicomte de Turenne, both of whom correspond closely to their respective figures in the tapestry. The close artistic collaboration between van der Meulen and le Brun is further illustrated by the survival of a drawing1 housed in the Musée National du Château de Versailles, executed by le Brun and thought to have been retouched by van der Meulen, which acts as a preliminary composition study for La Prise de Lille.
1. Versailles, Musée National du Château de Versailles, Inv. no. 27636
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