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  • Design Credit: Samantha Todhunter Design Ltd., Photo Credit: Oliver Clarke. Dimensions: H 19.69 in. x W 29.73 in.
  • Design Credit: Lucy Harris Studio, Photo Credit: Francesco Bertocci. Dimensions: H 19.69 in. x W 29.73 in.
  • Design Credit: Timothy Godbold, Photo Credit: Karl Simone. Dimensions: H 19.69 in. x W 29.73 in.
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A 17th century battle scene picturing the Sun King - Flemish Old Master

circa 1667

$15,936.83

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Adam Frans van der Meulen (1632-1690) (and studio) King Louis XIV and the defeat of the Spanish army near the Bruges canal H 50cm B 75,5cm H 74cm B 98,5cm (framed) Oil on canvas Adam Frans Van der Meulen (1632-1690) is the Flemish painter who was summoned to Paris to enter the service of Louis XIV to document the King's military victories. His paintings were sent across the empire as to promote the esteem of the French king. Van der Meulen was instrumental in building the image of Louis XIV as the 'Sun King'. Propaganda and war in the 17th century. In this painting of the battle against the Spanish at the Bruges Canal on 31 August 1667, Louis XIV was chagrined to find that he had arrived too late to play an active part in the victory. He is depicted galloping towards the battle which is raging in the distance. The king is shown surrounded by his generals: Créqui and Condé on the right and Bellefonds, with his back to the viewer, on the left. Other versions of the composition are in the Louvre (no. 1483), the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Marseille and the Musée de Narbonne. A similar work sold at Christie's in 2012 for GBP 17.500

Details

  • Attributed to
    Adam Frans van der Meulen (1632 - 1690)
  • Creation Year
    circa 1667
  • Dimensions
    Height: 19.69 in. (50 cm)Width: 29.73 in. (75.5 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Minor damages on the non-visible part of the frame. Additionnal pictures are available.
  • Gallery Location
    Antwerp, BE
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU151227822082

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