Erasmus de Bie (Antwerp, 1629 - 1670)
Procession on Place du Meir in Antwerp

1670
Oil on canvas
89 x 120 cm
Signed and dated in the bottom right-hand corner : « Ed B 1670 »

Inv. 2009.5.1

Acquisition 2009
With a contribution from the Museums Regional Acquisition Fund

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Acquisition at the Bergé Auction House in Brussels, 18th May 2009

On Antwerp square, several procession floats parade by: a boat, dolphin, elephant and even the city’s giant, Antigone, dressed as a Roman legionary. The fish float in the middle is stirring up the crowd by spraying it with a water jet.

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