Antwerp School, 17th Century Soldiers on horseback with travellers
Lot 8
Antwerp School, 17th Century Soldiers on horseback with travellers
£12,000 - 18,000
US$ 20,000 - 30,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
Antwerp School, 17th Century
Soldiers on horseback with travellers before a panoramic battlefield on the coast of the Low Countries
bears signature 'J. Bruegel' (lower right)
oil on panel
53 x 80.4cm (20 7/8 x 31 5/8in).

Footnotes

  • The present composition is typical of the aerial depictions of sieges and battlefields, recording the most important events of the Thirty Years' War (1618-48), for which Pieter Snayers and Pieter van der Meulen were particularly well-known. These views were highly appreciated by such patrons as Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand and Archduke Leopold William and their aristocratic circle at the Brussels court.

    The topography of the landscape shown in the present painting suggests a possible location in the vicinity of 's-Hertogenbosch, the Habsburg's main stronghold in the Netherlands, which was captured by the Dutch Republican army under Stadtholder Frederick Henry in 1629.
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