Removed from court life, a jester writes at a table in a small cottage looking out on a still pond. This could be a picturesque exile, but I also thought of how 19th century aristocrats paid faux hermits to live in tiny houses on their grounds and add an extra level of quaintness to their gardens.
A jester sits in a small cottage, writing with a quill and looking out a window toward a pond.
In the picture, there are nine swords with yellow blades. Five swords form fence posts in front of the cottage. Three more swords are the trunks of trees in the background. A ninth sword lies at the bottom of the pond.
The pond is surrounded by tall yellow and green grasses, and a white goose stands at its edge. The one-room cottage has a thatched roof and a blue door with a pale blue diamond on its top panel and a yellow and red flower on its lower panel. The jester wears mainly white and sits by a red curtain.