Martin Van den Bogaert


Martin Van den Bogaert, “Captive Representing Spain”, 1682, Bronze, Louvre Museum

Originally placed around the pedestal of the pedestrian statue of Louis XIV of the Place des Victoires, the captives represent the nations defeated at the Peace of Nimègue in 1678. The” Captive representing Spain” has his eyes raised to heaven expressing hope. The models of the captive nations were cast in bronze in 1682. The bronze trophies were added to the pedestrian statue after the contract of March 9, 1685.

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