The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Robbers in a Cornfield
  • August (Xaver Karl) Pettenkofen (1822 - 1889)
  • Robbers in a Cornfield
  • Austria
  • 1852
  • Painting
  • Oil on millboard
  • Image size: 26.5 x 23.4 cm
    Object size: 48 x 42 x 7.5 cm
  • Signature: 'Petterkofen 1852'
  • P338
  • Reserve Gallery
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • The figures appear to be wearing seventeenth-century costume.This low-life, rather disquieting scene is an unexpected purchase for the 4th Marquess of Hertford, differing markedly from his customary taste.