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The Burning of Troy
  • Rombout van Troyen
    1605–1656
    born: Amsterdam, Dutch Republic (present-day Netherlands) ; died: Amsterdam, Dutch Republic (present-day Netherlands)
  • The Burning of Troy, early 1600s–mid 1600s
  • Where object was made: Netherlands
  • oil on panel
  • Canvas/Support: 48.3 x 71.1 cm
    Canvas/Support: 19 x 28 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1955.0083
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Painted landscape with figures. The figures are facing left, closer on the right side and diminishing in size to the left. Some of the figures wear armor and carry spears. There are boats, figures, and water lining the coast in the left center and buildings on a hill in the center and right middle ground. There is fire, smoke, and sky in the background. A large rock with plants and text is depicted in the lower left of the painting.