Circle of Sebastian Vrancx (Antwerp 1573-1647) The Battle between officers Bréauté and Gerard Abraha
Lot 74
Circle of Sebastian Vrancx (Antwerp 1573-1647) The Battle between officers Bréauté and Gerard Abrahamsz., called Lekkerbeetje, at Vught, 5 February 1600
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Lot Details
Circle of Sebastian Vrancx (Antwerp 1573-1647)
The Battle between officers Bréauté and Gerard Abrahamsz., called Lekkerbeetje, at Vught, 5 February 1600
oil on panel
44.5 x 64cm (17 1/2 x 25 3/16in).

Footnotes

  • The present composition is based on a presumed original composition by Vrancx, of which several versions are known but none of which has been fully accepted.

    The painting depicts a celebrated incident that occurred during the Dutch War of Independence after Bréauté, a French nobleman in the service of Prince Maurits of Orange, had insulted the Lord of Grobbendonck, the Governor of the pro-Spanish city of s'Hertogenbosch. A duel between the two was subsequently arranged, but it was soon realised that Grobbendonck had sent his lieutenant, Lekkerbeetje, in his place. Furious, Bréauté immediately killed him and a violent battle ensued in which the Frenchman was eventually defeated and killed.
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