The political situation in the Netherlands in the summer of 1672 was not promising. In the south, King Louis XIV of France and his experienced army did not have much difficulty in overthrowing the debilitated defenses of the Republic. Christoph Bernard von Galen, the Bishop of Munster, and his troops, who invaded the country from the east, encountered little resistance to make matters worse. The English posed a threat from the sea. Together with the French, they had amassed a fleet of 93 ships, 24 fire-ships, 6,158 cannons and 40,000 sailors.

Material Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 150 x 240 cm