The Swearing of the Oath of Ratification of the Treaty of Munster
1600 x 1239 • 953 KB
A masterpiece of ter Borch's early years, this painting is also one of exceptional historical interest: It records the Treaty ratified in Munster (Westphalia) in 1648 that ended Holland's struggle with Spain that had endured for eight years and was in Holland's favour. The action is portrayed with unusual clarity, showing six Dutch delegates behind the table in the centre with two Spanish delegates on the right, ratifying the Treaty simultaneously.
Owner/Location: National Gallery - London  (United Kingdom - London)
Dates: 1648
Artist age:Approximately 31 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 45.4 cm (17.87 in.), Width: 58.5 cm (23.03 in.)
Medium: Painting
oil on copper
Entered by: Member kohn1fox on 25 November 2013.
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