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Combat, Battle, Warfare

Cutting from a Secular Manuscript with Perceval Attacked by Twenty Knights
1410 - 1420
tempera | vellum
Museum Purchase
Equestrian Battle
1800 - 1832
pen and ink, ink wash and graphite | paper
Gift of Marvin Eisenberg in memory of Nathan Whitman
Depicts a group of Arab warriors on horseback in full gallop charging away from the viewer through the desert landscape.
Christian Adolf Schreyer
The Retreat
1855 - 1895
oil | canvas
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
Battle Scene, from an illustrated book
1855 - 1865
woodblock print | paper
Gift of Sarah and Otto Graf.
A human face in anguish, with hands raised to his cheeks, looks out from the center of a visual field full of slashing diagonals and explosive triangles of color. On the left side, smoke billows.
Otto Dix
Artillery Battle (Artillerieschlacht)
charcoal and gouache | paper mounted on linen
Museum Purchase
Battle Scene, from an illustrated book
1855 - 1865
woodblock print | paper
Gift of Sarah and Otto Graf.
Michelangelo Cerquozzi
Battle Scene
17th century
pen, brown ink and gray wash | buff paper
Purchased from the Estate of Edward Sonnenschein
Erhard Schön
Siege of Münster
1491 - 1542
woodcut | paper
Museum Purchase
Giuseppe Piattoli
Unidentified Roman Battle Scene; chalk studies (recto)
1785 - 1807
pen, ink and wash | paper
Gift through the Estate of Edward Sonnenschein
In the lower-right foreground, a soldier with a round helmet peers through binoculars. In the middle ground, other soldiers man an anti-tank gun while fog and/or smoke fills the upper register of the photograph.
Dmitri Baltermants
The Battle Awaits
1941 - 1945
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
Raymond Lafage
Battle Scene
17th century
pen and Chinese ink wash | coated vellum
Museum Purchase
Worshippers gather and seem to celebrate around a sky-clad (nude) Jina and monk at top center. Flanking these figures are two searted drummers. In the lower register men on horseback and elephant look up to them as the ride by and raise their weapons in battle. A trumpeter sounds his instrument in the bottom left.
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Sirohi School
Digambara Jain manuscript page: Jina and battle scene
18th century
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold | paper
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel


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Part of 3 Learning Collections

American Orientalist art at the turn of the 20th century
<p>America Encounters Asia in Art</p>

171 Collection Object Sources

Equestrian Battle (2006/1.103)
The Retreat (1895.97)
Battle Scene (1970/2.79)
Siege of Münster (1958/1.100)
The Battle Awaits (2013/2.326)
Battle Scene (1966/2.35)
Warriors (2011/2.194)
A Call to Arms (2012/2.75)
Two German POWs (2012/2.79)
Cavalry Charge (1985/2.73)
Guerre Civile (1961/2.20)
In the Trenches (2012/2.72)
Battle Scene (1997/1.72)
The Dead Soldier (2006/1.156)
Grenade Attack (2013/2.321)
Soldier (1943.106)
Victory Scene(?) (1969/2.121)
Shadows (1936.1)
Apsara Warrior (2007/2.79)
Transport (1985/1.125.8)
L' Exode (2004/1.126)
Wherefore War (2014/2.200)
A Trophy of War (2015/2.104)
Le petit Nemrod (2005/2.39)

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