Lawrence Steigrad Fine Arts

A Guardroom Scene in a Church


Pieter Codde (Amsterdam 1599 - Amsterdam 1678)

signed in the lower center with the initials PC conjoined
oil on panel
19.3 x 30.5 inches (49 x 77.5 cm.)


Private Collection NRW
Anonymous sale, Van Ham Kunstauktionen, Cologne, November 18, 2011, lot 83, illustrated


Jochai Rosen, Pieter Codde (1599 – 1678) Catalog Raisonné, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 2020, p.100, no. 112, illustrated, p. 399, no. 112, illustrated (as whereabouts unknown)

Detail Description

Dateable to circa 1631 – 1635 Pieter Codde in this guardroom scene portrays the “rock stars” of the period for an audience fascinated by the imagined wild and carefree life of mercenary soldiers. The immediacy of the technique employed in the panel’s execution underscores the fleeting nature of his subjects. 


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A Guardroom Scene in a Church


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