Two Scenes of Armies Fighting

Accession Number

Two Scenes of Armies Fighting

Artist Unknown

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 with figures with lances and several on horseback.

Physical Description
This woodcut features a multitude of armored figures streaming out of a walled town—the main gate of which is visible in the center background of the composition—into a hilly countryside as they engage in battle. Nearly every figure carries a lance. Several figures in the foreground are on horseback and encounter an opposing group in battle. Figures on the left and right edges of the composition carry differing raised flags.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
black and white print

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lances (cavalry weapons)

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