MEULEN, Adam Frans van der
(b. 1632, Bruxelles, d. 1690, Paris)
Louis XIV Arriving in the Camp in front of Maastrichtc. 1675
Oil on canvas, 230 x 332 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris
Van Meulen accompanied Louis XIV on his military campaigns, during which he made sketches from life and then used to elaborate compositions in his studio. This canvas relates the taking of the town of Maastricht on 30 June 1673. It is one of a series of fourteen paintings the artist executed for the central pavilion of the château of Marly.