Cavalrymen halted at a Sutler's Booth

A sutler is a camp follower who sells provisions to soldiers. A group of cavalrymen have stopped before a tent on the right which has a flag flying from it; one of them has dismounted and talks to a woman, while a man begs in front of them.

This picture is first recorded in 1740 when the composition was engraved in reverse by Jacques-Phillipe Le Bas.

Key facts

Artist dates
1619 - 1668
Full title
Cavalrymen halted at a Sutler's Booth
Date made
probably 1650s
Medium and support
Oil on oak
51.5 x 41.7 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Bought with the Peel Collection, 1871
Inventory number
Location in Gallery