Taking of Wesel on the Rhine, The, historical painting, (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 189 (Sale info: For Sale).
During the war of Independence of the Netherlands, the city of Wesel was for some time occupied by the Spaniards. But no sooner had count Horn, with a detachment of his troops, showed himself in the vicinity, then the citizens of Wesel formed a conspiracy, at the head of which was a blacksmith of the place. The Spaniards were all either killed or taken prisoners, and the gates of the city thrown open, through which the Netherland's general entered, followed by a small number of his men, by the glare of torches, and amid the joyful shots of the inhabitants. This is the moment represented in the painting. [P. 17.]
The Exhibition of Paintings of the International Art Institution, 694 Broadway, corner of Fourth Street. Wm. Aufermann, Director. Every painting is For Sale.--Information about prices to be had at the office. New-York: G.B. Teubner, Printer, 10 Spruce Street. 1861.