Cavalry making a Sortie from a Fort on a Hill

This painting is one of the largest battle paintings by Wouwerman and one of his few dated works. The scene seems to be entirely imaginary as neither the colours of the troops nor the buildings point to any particular historical event.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1619 - 1668
Full title
Cavalry making a Sortie from a Fort on a Hill
Date made
1646
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
139 x 190.5 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1956
Inventory number
NG6263
Location in Gallery