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The Shelling of ’s-Hertogenbosch by the French, Joseph August Knip (Dutch, 1777–1847), 1800

Oil on panel

Joseph August Knip (Josephus Augustus Knip) (baptized 3 August 1777 in Tilburg – buried 1 October 1847 in Berlicum) was a Dutch painter.

’s-Hertogenbosch , literally “The Duke’s Forest” in English, and historically in French: Bois-le-Duc , colloquially known as Den Bosch, literally “The Forest” in English.

In 1794, French revolutionary troops under command of Charles Pichegru took the city with hardly a fight: in the Batavian Republic, both Catholics and Brabanders at last gained equal rights.