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Jan van der Hoecke (Antwerp 1611 - Antwerp or Brussels 1651)

The Battle of Nördlingen, 1634 1634

RCIN 400100

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Based on oil sketches by Rubens, this work was executed to hang upon a temporary triumphal arch erected in Antwerp in 1633 to welcome the new Governor of the Netherlands, Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand (1609 – 41). It is deliberately painted with a ‘broad brush’ as it was exposed to the elements and could only be seen at a distance. Acquired by Frederick, Prince of Wales, who also commissioned the frame Cat. 138