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Why was it taken down? Who reduced the large canvas to the much smaller central fragment and why? On their outer sides they gave access to administrative chambers now Empire period rooms while on their inner sides windows look out on two inner courtyards. The galleries receive daylight only from the windows giving on to the inner courtyards so that the corners are especially dark, yet this is precisely where the paintings depicting the Batavian Revolt are placed.
The enormous arch-shaped works 5. The series was never completed: Nothing had happened by but in that year the commission suddenly had to be rushed on account of the impending visit by members of the House of Orange on 24 September of that year.
As Vondel tells us in another poem, it was Govaert Flinck who managed to complete four gigantic sketches in August in the space of only two days. This time, the Burgomasters prudently decided to spread the risk and invited several renowned painters to submit sketches and drawings for the series.
Indue to a shortage of finance, the city governors decided to postpone all commissions or purchases of paintings for the Town Hall for five years. Almost illegible now, the painting still hangs in the arch in the south-east gallery today. In addition the painting was varnished several times which is totally unsuitable for water-based paint.
But the most damaging of all was the wax-resin lining of which permeated the fine linen so that it has now acquired a dark orange-brown colour.
Lievens received his commission on the same day as the Antwerp master Jacob Jordaens, 13 January Both finished their paintings within six months, both executed the final touches in situ. The scene was significant for the Dutch Republic.
In addition, Lievens did not wait for underlying paint layers to dry thoroughly before applying further layers and as a result, particularly in shadow paints, the paint surface has crinkled and developed deep cracks which makes it difficult for layers of old varnish, grime and wax to be removed.
Jacob Jordaens and workshop Jacob Jordaens, a Roman camp under attack by night Jacob Jordaens, Peace between the Romans and the Batavians, the apotheosis of the Batavian series From an account referring to his accommodation at the Lijsveltse Bijbel an inn on Warmoesstraat it appears that the Antwerp master Jacob Jordaens submitted his first painting for the series shortly before or after 17 June A Roman camp under attack by night is the only battle scene in the galleries.
It is a complex, baroque composition showing a mass of writhing figures and the impact of the work is heightened by strong contrasts between light and dark. The Burgomasters were delighted with his work and awarded the painter a gold medal which was presented to him on 13 Junealong with his fee of guilders: Approval is given to fill the space in the gallery that has already been reserved for a painting with a work that Jordaens has already begun, representing the story of David and Goliath.
Taking consideration for his advanced years [Jordaens was 71 years old at the time], one may assume that the master will not be working as an artist five years hence. Jordaens completed David and Goliath, the second and final painting for the series of heroes soon thereafter.
When King Louis Napoleon took up residence in the Town Hall inmaking it his royal residence, its appearance was changed dramatically. Today the galleries and their vaultings are clad in white marble, but in the s the painters would have known that their pieces would connect above with a stone-grey surrounding, just as they knew that in the walls below a marble finish was intended.
By that time, the paintings were in a deplorable state as damp in the walls had not only damaged the plaster layer but had also caused a number of paintings to deteriorate badly. The Council acknowledged that the existing paintings had already largely perished and that the paintings were barely visible from below.
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