Louis XIV Crossing into the Netherlands at Lobith, Adam Frans van der Meulen, 1672 - 1690

Louis XIV Crossing into the Netherlands at Lobith, Adam Frans van der Meulen, 1672 - 1690

olieverf op doek, h 103cm × w 159cm. More details

Leading a 120,000-strong army, the French king Louis XIV invaded the Netherlands on 12 June 1672. Glorifying Louis XIV, the Flemish painter Van der Meulen recorded the military manoeuvre. However, the artist took some liberties: at the time, the King – portrayed here on a grey horse – was actually staying at a nearby monastery.

On display in gallery 2.22 Timeline Dutch History 1672 Disaster Year History scenes

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