(b. 1601, Delft, d. 1673, Amsterdam)
An Officer Blowing a Trumpet-
Oil on panel, 38 x 31 cm cm
The trumpeter's task in the Dutch army was to alert all the soldiers in the guardroom (cortegaard) to march out of the military unit following a commander's orders. This painting is an example of the many guardroom scenes painted by Anthonie Palamedesz. Note the so-called clarion flag hung from the instrument.