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William III (1650–1702), and His Army at the Siege of Namur, 1695

Photo credit: National Army Museum

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A rare contemporary depiction from the Nine Years’ War (1689–1697), this painting has been hailed as Jan Wyck’s masterpiece. It is also unfinished, possibly left incomplete on the artist’s death, and providing an interesting insight into the way he constructed his paintings. Situated at the confluence of the Rivers Sambre and Meuse to the east of Charleroi in the Low Countries, the city of Namur occupied a key position for control of the Austrian Netherlands.




oil on canvas


H 153 x W 215.9 cm (E)

Accession number

NAM. 1996-04-110

Acquisition method

purchased at Christie’s, 1996

Work type



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