39. Hermanus Willem Koekkoek
Hermanus Willem Koekkoek
French Cavalry Cuirassiers
Signed lower right
Oil on board, 30.4 x 19 cm
Family of the artist, then by descent
This lot is accompanied by the depicted trumpet.
Cuirassiers were heavily armed cavalry soldiers on horseback who wore a breastplate called a cuirass. Cuirassiers were the heaviest unit on the battlefield, comparable in task and impact to today's tank divisions.
* Condition report available upon request