Oil on panel: 24,5 x 34 cm
Signed and dated lower left: ‘Herman ten Kate ft 1859’
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Herman ten Kate and his peer David Bles (1821-1899) were strongly inspired by motives from the Golden Age. Ten Kate’s historical paintings depicted mostly salon life, however, placed in historical background accentuated by tempered light, classical furniture and decor. He also painted various events from the 80 Years War, when the Dutch revolted against the Spanish. The painter favoured the art of watercolour, of which in the fine treatment of detail or the precise placing of red and blue colour accents he was the consummate master.