Two Scenes of Armies Fighting

Accession Number

Two Scenes of Armies Fighting

Hans Burgkmair

Object Creation Date
early 16th century

Medium & Support
woodcut on laid paper

7 in x 6 in (17.78 cm x 15.24 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink

Subject matter
A battle scene including cannons and figures on horseback.

Physical Description
This woodcut features a multitude of armored figures, some of which are on horseback, engaged in a battle with swords and lances in a hilly countryside. Two cannons are arranged on the lower right in the foreground and one cannon is being manipulated by a figure in the lower left corner of the composition. Various flags are included in the image including one with a Burgundian cross. In the distance of the scene there is a walled town with mountains positioned behind it.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
black and white print

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