Mattheus Terwesten

Allegory of Peace

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Mattheus Terwesten
Allegory of Peace

1740 On view in Room 11

The lady sitting here on her throne represents Peace. A suit of armour lies unused at her feet, and she is holding a palm branch, while a white dove of peace is fluttering up into the air.

Mattheus Terwesten is a lesser-known painter, who made many of this type of decorative scene. They were often part of an interior and, like this painting, were incorporated into the panelling.

Technical details
1042 voorzijde

Mattheus Terwesten
Allegory of Peace

1740 On view in Room 11

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Details

General information
Mattheus Terwesten (The Hague 1670 - 1757 The Hague)
Allegory of Peace
1740
painting
1042
Room 11
Material and technical details
oil
canvas
79 x 118 cm

Provenance

Served as a chimneypiece in the so-called Late Cabinet on the first floor of the Mauritshuis until 1982