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  • Halt of Horsemen in a Forest

    Artist:
    Snayers, Pieter. 1592-after 1666
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    82x107 cm

Snayers, Pieter. 1592-after 1666

Halt of Horsemen in a Forest

Flanders,

Pieter Snayers created immense historical battle scenes and smaller works depicting cavalry skirmishes and scenes of soldiers at rest. The latter include Horsemen Resting in a Forest in the State Hermitage. The painting demonstrates the artist's mastery of composition. The numerous personages are inscribed in a triangle, the left and right sides of which are delineated by trees. The base of the pyramidal composition is provided by a hillock in the foreground that is filled with the large figures of a horseman and dice-players. Pieter Snayers reveals great professionalism not only in the construction of the forest landscape, but also in the combination of the landscape with the figures, creating a sense of movement. The personages are invested with vivid characters conveyed through expressive poses and energetic gestures.

Title:

Halt of Horsemen in a Forest

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Technique:

oil

Dimensions:

82x107 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1915; handed over from the P.P. Semenov-Tyan-Shansky collection

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-3248

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