Banquet at the Crossbowmen’s Guild in Celebration of the Treaty of Münster, Bartholomeus van der Helst, 1648

Banquet at the Crossbowmen’s Guild in Celebration of the Treaty of Münster, Bartholomeus van der Helst, 1648

oil on canvas, h 232cm × w 547cm. More details

18 June 1648: a banquet is taking place at the Amsterdam crossbowmen’s guild. The occasion was the signing of the Treaty of Münster, which marked an end to the war with Spain. The captains of the civic guard company shake hands as a sign of peace, and the drinking horn is passed around. The poem on the drum proclaims the joy of Amsterdam’s armed militia that their weapons can henceforth be laid to rest.

On display in room 2.8 1648 Treaty of Munster Feasts Masterpieces Bartholomeus van der Helst Portraits

Collections with this work

RijksStudio

Barvis added this work to RijksA

yesterday - 53 works 0 0

Chant added this work to Op het hoofd

April 27 2016 - 158 works 526 6

Klaus Ripper added this work to PH-Exkursion 2016

April 25 2016 - 25 works 0 0

Make your own creations with this work