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A Cavalcade

Photo credit: University of Edinburgh

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This painting is a typical subject for van der Meulen, a procession of Louis XVI, and is similar to one in Dresden entitled 'Ausfahrt der Konig Ludwig nach Vincennes'. The King himself is clearly identifiable, seated in his carriage. He is the only passenger wearing a hat while on either side his attendants face outwards toward the crowd. The bright colour palette and hilly landscape with a swung path create a vibrant sense of movement.

University of Edinburgh

George Square


Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 60.5 x W 83 cm

Accession number

EU0725

Acquisition method

bequeathed as part of the Torrie Collection, 1836

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

V Meulen Fc


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University of Edinburgh

George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland

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