Philips Wouwerman

Battle Scene

219 detail signatuur
219 achterzijde
219 ingelijst
219 voorzijde
219 voorzijde

Philips Wouwerman
Battle Scene

c. 1655-1660 Zu sehen in Saal 16

Wouwerman was the leading horse painter of the seventeenth century, and painted mainly hunting scenes and landscapes with horsemen. This battle scene is his largest painting. The horses, cavalrymen and infantry form an almost inextricable tangle. Only the rider in the red jacket on the white horse really stands out.

In the eighteenth century, Wouwerman’s paintings were in great demand from the European elite. Stadholder Prince Willem V of Orange had no fewer than nine of them – they now form part of the collection of the Mauritshuis.

Technische Daten
219 voorzijde

Philips Wouwerman
Battle Scene

c. 1655-1660 Zu sehen in Saal 16

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Allgemeine Informationen
Philips Wouwerman (Haarlem 1619 - 1668 Haarlem)
Battle Scene
c. 1655-1660
painting
219
Saal 16
Material und technische Daten
oil
canvas
245 x 127 cm
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rechtsonder: PHILS.W
PHILS ineen

Ursprung

Benjamin da Costa, The Hague, 1764; Prince William V, The Hague, 1764-1795; confiscated by the French, transferred to the Muséum Central des Arts/Musée Napoléon (Musée du Louvre), Paris, 1795-1815; Royal Picture Gallery, housed in the Prince William V Gallery, The Hague, 1816; transferred to the Mauritshuis, 1822