Uhlans in the Snow

Mikoláš Aleš

Mikoláš Aleš - Uhlans in the Snow
Aleš was particularly fond of military motifs. In the picture Uhlans in the Snow he painted a detachment of the Austrian light cavalry in the 1871 regulation winter uniforms. Aleš dressed them in pale-blue jackets, on their heads Polish caps with a red crown, the so-called Tartar caps. As late as the beginning of the first world war Austrian uhlans fought in similar uniforms.
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measurements: height 20,5 cm
width 27 cm
material: wood
technique: oil
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inventory number: O 2659
gallery collection: Collection of the 19th Century Art
licence: Creative Commons License public domain