PIETER SNAYERS (ANTWERP 1592-1667 BRUSSELS)
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PIETER SNAYERS (ANTWERP 1592-1667 BRUSSELS)

The Siege of Diksmuide; and The Siege of Armentières with a rainbow

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PIETER SNAYERS (ANTWERP 1592-1667 BRUSSELS)
The Siege of Diksmuide; and The Siege of Armentières with a rainbow
oil on canvas
41 1⁄8 x 53 1⁄2 in. (104.5 x 136 cm.)
(2)a pair
Provenance
Commissioned from the artist in August 1649 by Ottavio Piccolomini (1599-1656), Commander in Chief of the army of the Holy Roman Empire.
Anonymous sale [The second part from an old Austrian collection]; Dr Störi, Zurich, 12 Mai 1924, lot 110, where catalogued as signed.
Schelto, Baron van Heemstra (1879-1960), Arnhem, by circa 1925, and by descent in the family.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 25 April 1978 (=2nd day), lot 102b.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 12 December 1984, lot 53, when acquired by the present owner.
Literature
P. Hrncirik and R. Sennewald, Pieter Snayers, 1592-1667: Battle Painter of the 17th Century, Berlin, 2018, pp. 348-351, illustrated.
L. Kelchtermans, Geschilderde gevechten, gekleurde verslagen. Een contextuele analyse van Peter Snayers' (1592-1667) topografische strijdtaferelen voor de Habsburgse elite tussen herinnering en verheerlijking, PhD thesis, University of Louvain, 2013, II, p. 35, illustrated.
Special Notice

This lot has been imported from outside of the UK for sale and placed under the Temporary Admission regime. Import VAT is payable at 5% on the hammer price. VAT at 20% will be added to the buyer’s premium but will not be shown separately on our invoice.

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