VEEN, Otto van
(b. 1556, Leiden, d. 1629, Brussel)

Distribution of Herring and White Bread during the Siege of Leiden

1574
Oil on panel, 40 x 60 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

The artist depicts a scene which occurred on 3 October 1574 after the Water Beggars raised the siege of Leiden during the revolt against Spanish in the Netherlands.