Allegory on the French Invasion of 1672, Johannes van Wijckersloot, 1672

Allegory on the French Invasion of 1672, Johannes van Wijckersloot, 1672

oil on canvas, h 43cm × w 37.5cm. More details

In 1672 the Netherlands was invaded by the French. That disaster is allegorically rendered in the drawing at which the seated man looks: the Dutch lion is defeated, its weapons in pieces, the gate to its enclosure broken; above, the French rooster crows triumphantly. Symbolizing the other side is the standing man with an orange feather in his cap: he is a supporter of William III of Orange, who would avert the French threat.

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