The endangered swan on your wall by Muurmeesters
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The threatened swan




The Threatened Swan, Jan Asselijn's most famous masterpiece, can be ordered in various sizes and is a beautiful addition to the living room, bedroom or office.

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The Threatened Swan by Jan Asselijn

Would you like to have this beautiful masterpiece on your wall? Choose your favorite artwork in the size you want.

high quality print and material
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the cloths are interchangeable
available in different sizes
prices include frame and canvas. Shipping costs are included in the Netherlands and Belgium. The following applies to other countries: excluding shipping costs and import duties.


Original: oil on canvas 171 x 144 cm wxh

Jan Asselijn's world-famous painting The Threatened swan depicts a swan protecting her eggs from a dog. Below the swan is De Raad-Pensionaris, a reference to Johan de Witt. On one of the eggs is Holland, a reference to the Earldom of Holland, and above the dog is 'De Viand van de Staat'. These inscriptions, later added to The Threatened swan, give the scene an allegorical meaning of Johan de Witt protecting Holland from the enemies of the state. The enemy is possibly William III of Orange, who was deposed by De Witt as stadholder of the Union. In all likelihood someone else added the texts, since Johan de Witt did not become a stadholder until after the death of Jan Asselijn in 1653.

The swan was also the family symbol of the De Witt family. Whether the interpretation of this masterpiece by Jan Asselijn is correct cannot be said with certainty; however, it remains a beautiful story.

This beautiful painting, which rightly hangs in the Rijksmuseum's Gallery of Honour, can now adorn your wall, too.