Meulen, Adam Frans van der (1632-1690) and Huchtenburg, Jan van (1647-1733)

Gravure/Engraving: Killed horse seen from left side (Gedode koe vanaf de linkerkant gezien).

A dying horse, resting on the ground. Van der Meulen, “a Flemish Baroque artist who specialized in horses and landscapes, was invited to work for Louis XIV as a painter of views of royal castles, hunting scenes, processions, travels and military campaigns. Travelling with the troops and sketching on the battlefield, van der Meulen’s fresh style was influential in the development of the relatively new genre of battle-scapes. Following the success of his paintings recording the campaigns in Flanders he had many of his works engraved. Most were included in the remarkable collection of engravings known as the Cabinet du Roi originated with Louis XIV’s minister J.B. Colbert. By 1670 these engravings were published in volumes and presented as gifts to visiting dignitaries or offered for sale. Signed at bottom: “AF. V. Meulen pinx et ex. cum privil. Reg. / V. HB f.”

Engraving on paper; trimmed to plate mark; total: 170 x 251 mm; state I/2; rather dirt and stained on the left and on the top margin, some tears and lacunas restored from the verso. Roughly mounted on cardboard. Quite rare impression. Hollstein 36. Dat of publishing between 1674-1733.

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