The painting shows several guardsmen on their horses in a flat landscape. The central rider is shown in three-quarter profile to the right. He carries a raised sabre in his right hand, while the other soldiers are silhouetted behind him on the left and are hidden by bushes in the foreground.
The work is signed and dated "A. Pettenkofen 1848" on the lower right.
Until 1939 Almas-Dietrich Gallery, Munich
From 1939 Reich property ("Sonderauftrag Linz")
From May 1941 entry into the Kremsmünster monastery
From summer 1943 entry into the Alt-Aussee mine
15.10.1945 entry into the Central Collecting Point Munich
Since 1949 federal property