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WHA_1177_AG

Militia Company of District XIX under the Command of Captain Cornell Bicker Joachim von Sandrart (1606-1688) oil on canvas, 1640. When the French Queen Mother, Maria de 'Medici visited Amsterdam in 1638, Captain Bicker's company served as her guard of Honour. The German artist Sandrart thus arranged the militiamen around a portrait bust of the queen in this group portrait. The painting was made to measure for the large hall of the Kloveniersdoelen.

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Militia Company of District XIX under the Command of Captain Cornell Bicker Joachim von Sandrart (1606-1688) oil on canvas, 1640.  When the French Queen Mother, Maria de 'Medici visited Amsterdam in 1638, Captain Bicker's company served as her guard of Honour.  The German artist Sandrart thus arranged the militiamen around a portrait bust of the queen in this group portrait.  The painting was made to measure for the large hall of the Kloveniersdoelen.