King Louis XIV, King of France (1638–1715) at Charleroi
Adam Frans van der Meulen (Brussels 1632 – Paris 1690)
Art / Oil paintings
circa 1667 - 1677
Oil on canvas
965 x 1300 mm
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Petworth House and Park, West Sussex (Accredited Museum)
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Oil painting on canvas, King Louis XIV, King of France (1638–1715) at Charleroi by Adam Frans van der Meulen (Brussels 1632 – Paris 1690), circa 1667, signed on bale of merchandise: A V M (monogram). In the left foreground can be seen three horses and two men; at right, two horses, one cropping grass and a man; beyond, to the right, a general taking a dispatch and his mounted staff. Horsemen can be seen riding across the canvas. On a hill at right mid-distance is a square walled fort with a town and a river at left.
In the collection of the 3rd Earl of Egremont (1751-1837) by 1835. Thence by descent, until the death in 1952 of the 3rd Lord Leconfield, who had given Petworth to the National Trust in 1947, and whose nephew and heir, John Wyndham, 6th Lord Leconfield and 1st Lord Egremont (1920-72) arranged for the acceptance of the major portion of the collections at Petworth in lieu of death duties (the first ever such arrangement) in 1956 by H.M.Treasury.
Petworth House, The Egremont Collection (acquired in lieu of tax by HM Treasury in 1956 and subsequently transferred to the National Trust)
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Adam Frans van der Meulen (Brussels 1632 – Paris 1690), artist