The Company of Captain Dirck Jacobsz Rosecrans and Lieutenant Pauw

Oil on canvas | 208 x 410cm | 1588

Cornelis Ketel

Thirteen self-assured officers of the Amsterdam militia, the city’s armed civic guard, are portrayed here. From 1580, at the initiative of William of Orange, the old militia guilds were refashioned into civic guards organized along military lines. Th...
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