Ambush on the highway; Austrian, c. 1770

 

Ambush (Detail)

Ambush (Detail)

 

Oil painting, presumably Austrian, of an ambush in the mountains…

This undated and unsigned oil painting (here pre-restoration) depicts a group of students or journeymen, recognizable by their knapsacks, who are being attacked by a unidentified group of highwaymen. They defend themselves with smallswords.

One response to “Ambush on the highway; Austrian, c. 1770

  1. That rifle coming out of the woods is a real momentum changer. I hope they at least have a pistol in thier knapsack

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