Monday, August 6, 2012

low-country:

Denys van Alsloot - The Ommeganck in Brussels (1615)

Sometime before September 1615 Isabella commissioned eight paintings depicting the Ommeganck from Denis van Alsloot for 10,000 livres, only six of which actually seem to have been made. Stylistically, these paintings are unique in van Alsloot’s oeuvre as he chiefly specialised in landscape paintings reminiscent of those painted at the turn of the century by Gillis van Coninxloo. These works are some of the best known depictions of Netherlandish civic spectacles.

(V&A)