The sacrifice of Polyxena

Pieter Codde1600 - 1700

The Kremer Collection

The Kremer Collection
Amsterdam, Netherlands

This exceptional history painting by Pieter Codde depicts the sacrifice of Polyxena, a dramatic episode from the last phase of the Trojan War. It is a rare example in Dutch art of the reciprocal influence of theatre and painting. The Amsterdam artist Pieter Codde is mainly known as the painter who finished the socalled Lean company (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam), a large militia portrait begun by Frans Hals. As one of his most elaborate history paintings, The sacrifice of Polyxena is an important work in Codde's oeuvre.

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  • Title: The sacrifice of Polyxena
  • Creator: Pieter Codde
  • Date: 1600 - 1700
  • Signed: Signed at lower left: PCodde (P and C interlaced)
  • Physical Dimensions: w129 x h97.5 cm
  • Painter: Pieter Codde
  • Provenance: Aetas Aurea Holding SA
  • Type: Canvas
  • Rights: http://www.thekremercollection.com/disclaimer/
  • External Link: The Kremer Collection website