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A Landsknecht

A work made of brush and black ink, with brown wash, over black chalk, on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of brush and black ink, with brown wash, over black chalk, on cream laid paper.

Date:

n.d.

Artist:

Unknown Artist
Possibly Swiss, 17th century

About this artwork

This mercenary has been depicted in the midst of battle, actively posed and ready to dispatch an enemy with his two-handed sword. The broad brushstrokes and bold shading add to the figure’s rough demeanor. The lower fragments completing the helmet and the piece of armor on the ground were reattached after being found pasted onto tears on the verso.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Peter Paul Rubens

Title

A Landsknecht

Origin

Switzerland

Date

1590–1709

Medium

Brush and black ink, with brown wash, over black chalk, on cream laid paper

Dimensions

307 × 195 mm

Credit Line

The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1922.2017

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