This battle scene is typical of Weier's paintings in the style of Philip Wouwermans. It is one of the two paintings by Weier that are dated 1645; they provide the earliest evidence of his activity as a painter.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
active 1645; died 1670
Full title
Cavalry attacked by Infantry
Date made
1645
Medium and support
Oil on oak
Dimensions
38.4 x 60.2 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Presented by Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks, 1896
Inventory number
NG1470
Location in Gallery