Sunday, October 28, 2012

Querfurt, August

After the Hunt
year unknown
Oil on panel
21 x 32 cm
Private collection

August Querfurt (1696 - 1761) was an Austrian painter, born in Vienna and well-known as a painter of soldiers and battle scenes. His father, a landscape and animal painter, was young August's first teacher. He spent most of his professional career in Augsburg and Vienna. He painted encampments, battles, skirmishes of cavalry, and hunting subjects.