Oil on canvas representing the battle of Kahlenberg, 18th century, attributed to August Querfurt (1698-1791).
Framework of time Empire, 19th century, fine gilded stucco.
August Querfurt was born in 1698 in Wolfenbüttel. Death in 1761 in Vienna. The 18th century German painter.
Painter of history, battles, hunting scenes, subjects of genre, landscapes animated, cartoonist.
Son and pupil of Tobias Querfurt, then Rugendas in Augsburg. August Querfurt painted camps, cavalry skirmishes, battles, hunting topics. This was above all an imitator, sometimes taking the form of jacques Courtois, Parrocel, Van der Meulen and that of Wouwerman.
It is present in the museums of Berne, Bordeaux, Wroclaw, Budapest, Graz, Mainz, Périgueux, Rome, Rouen, Saint Petersburg, Stockholm, Stuttgart, and Vienna.
In 1683 the Turkey entered the war against the Austria. This table represents the victory and the liberation of Vienna against the Ottoman army.
Nobody can remain unmoved by observing all the force that emerges from this table. This scene represents a battle, and yet we are not frightened by looking at because we admire here the work of the painter. Horses, their muscles, saddles, jaws, hooves, everything is here treated with great precision and incredible realism. Indeed, we have the impression to be actor in this battle and Viewer as the painter has managed to make us fully live this scene.
There is also the power with which the men throw themselves into battle. We can feel the desire to defeat the other, and the relentlessness of every man wanting to win in each camp. Characters, weapons, clothes, hats, draped, helmets are treated with great precision and incredible realism. While the battle rages we can admire the Ottoman army brightly and detail with which the painter has made wicker basket.
In second place, Vienna will be released. Even if she is still Prisoner of a fire, the blue sky just soften this vision...
Size without frame: 32.3 ' x' 47.6
Size with the frame: 43.7 ' x 59'