With Koen Fillet and Leen Kelchtermans, researcher of The Phoebus Foundation

War, insecurity, refugees, and economic crisis are just a few suspiciously familiar-sounding keywords that marked the 17th century. Peter Snayers specialised in painting war scenes. Besides large canvases that glorified commanders, he also depicted the ordinary man or woman ravaged by the daily reality of war. A raid on travellers does not usually make it into the history books. However, it is at the center of Attack on Travellers, a work by Snayers which is discussed in this episode of Phoebus Focus. Together with Koen Fillet, Phoebus researcher Leen Kelchtermans revives a forgotten master and a forgotten piece of history.

Peter Snayers, Attack on Travellers, c.1640-1650

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