Battle Scene

landscape battle painting by August Querfurt

Dramatic and dark painting of a cavalry battle in progress by the famous artist August Querfurt (1696-1761). Smoke rises in the background as a number of men battle with sabers and swords on horseback. Fallen comrades and even a fallen horse attest to the fierceness of the fighting in this dramatic landscape painting. I did not find any sources which identified the war or battle that this painting depicts, so I’ll leave it to you to dig a little further if you need that information.