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A Cavalry Engagement

Artist:
Adam Frans van der Meulen (Flemish, Brussels 1632–1690 Paris)
Medium:
Oil on wood
Dimensions:
8 5/8 x 12 1/2 in. (21.9 x 31.8 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1871
Accession Number:
71.96
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower center): .A.F.V MEVLEN.FEC.
private collection, Paris (until 1870); William T. Blodgett, Paris (from 1870; sold half share to Johnston); William T. Blodgett, Paris, and John Taylor Johnston, New York (1870–71; sold to MMA)
F[ritz von]. Harck. "Berichte und Mittheilungen aus Sammlungen und Museen, über staatliche Kunstpflege und Restaurationen, neue Funde: Aus amerikanischen Galerien." Repertorium für Kunstwissenschaft 11 (1888), p. 75.

Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler. Ed. Hans Vollmer. Vol. 24, Leipzig, 1930, p. 451.

Walter A. Liedtke. Flemish Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1984, vol. 1, pp. 130–31; vol. 2, pl. 53.

Joost Vander Auwera in A la gloire du Roi: Van der Meulen, peintre des conquêtes de Louis XIV. Exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon. [Paris], 1998, pp. 86–87 n. 2, under no. 6.

Katharine Baetjer. "Buying Pictures for New York: The Founding Purchase of 1871." Metropolitan Museum Journal 39 (2004), pp. 197, 215, 245, appendix 1A no. 133, ill.



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