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A Skirmish Between the Cavalry Officers and Footsoldiers with Bayonets

A work made of pen and brown ink and gray and black washes, heightened with white gouache, on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of pen and brown ink and gray and black washes, heightened with white gouache, on cream laid paper.

Date:

1781

Artist:

Dirk Langendijk
Dutch, 1748-1805

About this artwork

Fascinated throughout his career by military subjects, Rotterdam-based Dirk Langendijk had a special passion for depictions of cavalry in action. In this highly finished example, Langendijk presented the violent confrontation of mounted cavalry with foot soldiers. The drama of the foreground scene is further emphasized by the heavy smoke clouds in the middle and background, which are explained ultimately by the bright white explosion behind the church tower, in the upper right corner of the drawing.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Dirk Langendijk

Title

A Skirmish Between the Cavalry Officers and Footsoldiers with Bayonets

Place

Netherlands (Artist's nationality)

Date

1781

Medium

Pen and brown ink and gray and black washes, heightened with white gouache, on cream laid paper

Inscriptions

Signed and dated: "D. Langendyk / inv et fec / 1781"

Dimensions

48.5 × 38.5 cm (19 1/8 × 15 3/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.966

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