after Venne, Adriaen van de (1589-1662)

The ultimate defense: bees (bijen als verdediging).

A fortified city being besieged. Soldiers in Roman attire are trying to organize themselves and enter the city, one way or the other. From above the walls, other soldiers, and citizens, as last chance of survival, throw down the walls hives bursting with bees; signed below on the left: ‘A.V.V. Jn.’ From the collection of Works by J. Cats.

Engraving on paper; plate mark: 110 x 142 mm, total: 118 x 152 mm; in very good condition.

Incl. BTW  96,80

Excl. BTW  80,00

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