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Title Viking Warriors Charging
Collection Watford Museum
Artist Leemputten, Jef Louis van (Belgian artist, 1865-1948)
Date 1894 (dated)
Signed yes
Description In this painting Viking warriors are shown charging on horseback. The drama is aided by the foreshortening used in the composition in which the warriors are shown almost as if they are charging out of the picture into the viewer's space. The use of a limited palette of bright colours against predominantly dark tones emphasises the dramatic composition. This painting reflects the nineteenth-century interest in the romantic depiction of historic settings and events.
Current Accession Number WATMC:2004.460
Former Accession Number M247
Inscription front lr 'Jef van Leemputten 94'
Subject figure; animal (horse); landscape; military and war (Viking warriors)
Measurements 150 x 80 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Unknown.
Publications Harwood, L. B., Paintings and Watercolour Drawings in the Watford Museum: A Catalogue of Selected Pictures, Watford, 1992, cat. no. 96, pp. 62-63.
Rights Owner Watford Museum
Author Bryony Bartlett-Rawlings



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