SANDRART, Joachim von
(b. 1609, Frankfurt/Main, d. 1688, Nürnberg)

Captain Bicker's Company Waiting to Welcome Marie de Medicis in September 1638

Oil on canvas, 343 x 258 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

This painting commemorates Marie de Medicis' visit to Amsterdam in 1638. Nineteen militiamen await the arrival of the Dowager Queen of France. The reception took place in the Great Hall at the militia's headquarters. After Marie's visit the militia decided to decorate the hall with portraits of militiamen, of which this is one.