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Diego Velázquez

Surrender of Breda (Las Lanzas).

1634-35. Oil on canvas. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain. Read Note.

Diego Velázquez. Surrender of Breda (Las Lanzas).

Surrender of Breda, the event took place on June 2, 1625, when the Dutch governor, Justin de Nassau, delivered the keys of the city, symbolically, to Ambrosio de Spinola, the Spanish commander. This happened in fact three days after the city was taken. In 1639, shortly after the canvas was painted, Spain lost the city forever; it was conquered by Frederick Henry of Orange