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The Valkhof at Nijmegen  1652

by Aelbert Cuyp

The historic town of Nijmegen, with its medieval fortifications, was a popular subject with Dutch artists. The citadel known as the Valkhof had a strong patriotic appeal as the stronghold of Claudius Civilis, the ancient hero who led the Batavians in revolt against the Romans. This 1st-century uprising invited comparison with the successful Dutch rebellion against Spain. [...
19-1/4 x 29 in.
Oil on panel
Public Domain, Courtesy of the Indianapolis Museum of Art