147. Willem de Famars Testas

Willem de Famars Testas
(Utrecht 1834 – Arnhem 1896)
Finding of Charles the Bold’s Corpse
Signed with initials and dated 55. lower right
Oil on canvas, 34.3 x 30.7 cm
Acquired directly from the family of the artist, thence by descent to the present owner
The Battle of Nancy was the final and decisive battle of the Burgundian Wars, fought outside the walls of Nancy on 5 January 1477 by Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, against René II, Duke of Lorraine, and the Swiss Confederacy. René’s forces won the battle, and Charles’ mutilated body was found three days later – as depicted on the present lot.

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