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Battle Scene

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Battle Scene


Attributed to Johannes Lingelbach (Dutch, 1622 - 1674)




about 1651–1652


Oil on panel

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59.7 × 83.8 cm (23 1/2 × 33 in.)

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Object Description

Johannes Lingelbach is only known to have painted three land battle scenes. For this painting, he probably closely studied the battle pictures of Pieter van Laer, a Dutch artist whose picturesque genre paintings of Italian street life and peasants also inspired Lingelbach. The pose of the soldier on a white steed at the right and his costume of a feathered hat, boots, and cuirass relate to Van Laer's works.

The coloring, especially the light ocher and the bright white of the horses, is characteristic of Lingelbach's work of the early 1650s. The horses' lively contours and the modeling of such details as the hat on the ground reflect his drafting abilities.

- about 1964

Childs Gallery (Boston, Massachusetts), sold to Oscar Salzer, about 1964.

about 1964 - 1969

Oscar Salzer (Los Angeles, California), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1969.

The J. Paul Getty Collection (June 29 to September 3, 1972)
  • The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Minneapolis), June 29 to September 3, 1972

Fredericksen, Burton B. Catalogue of the Paintings in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1972), pp. 81-82, no. 103, ill.

The J. Paul Getty Collection, exh. cat. (Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1972), unpaginated, no. 37, ill.

Kren, Thomas. "Jan Lingelbach in Rome." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 10 (1982), pp. 61, 62n40, fig. 28.

Sutton, Peter C. A Guide to Dutch Art in America (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1986), p. 145.

Jaffé, David. Summary Catalogue of European Paintings in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1997), p. 74, ill.