Saturday, 28 June 2008

Siege of Maastricht 1673

A siege involving the great Vauban, the Duke of Monmouth, and the death of D'Artagnan is of course something there is a lot of celebratory paintings - and I intend to put them all up in the course of time as it's a key event of the time. Siege of Maastricht wiki.
The above two close-up images are details from Jan Wyck's portrait of the Duke of Monmouth. The battle picture is thought to depict Monmouth at the same siege by Wyck again - a print is available from Bridgeman art.

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