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Adam Frans van der Meulen

Meulen, Adam Frans van der (äˈdäm fräns vän dĕr mölˈən) [key], c.1632–1690, Flemish painter of battle scenes and portraits. He was invited to Paris c.1665 and accompanied Louis XIV on military campaigns, carefully recording battles in drawings that he used as preparation for his detailed paintings and tapestry designs. All of these are now of considerable historical interest. The Metropolitan Museum has Meulen's Combat of Cavalry and Encounter of Cavalry.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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