Rudolf Otto von Ottenfeld

Rudolf Otto Ritter Ottenfeld ( born July 21, 1856 in Verona, † July 26, 1913 in Prague ) was a German battles and Oriental painter.


Ottenfeld was a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna with Professors Carl Wurzinger and KL Mueller. Ottenfeld lived in Munich (1883-1893) and Vienna (1893-1900), his last thirteen years of life spent as a professor of painting at the Prague Academy.

Including several historicizing representations - - He was deeply interested in military motifs, several battle scenes as well as uniform images are obtained.

Works (excerpt)

  • A glorious chapter of the Austrian artillery. The army artillery reserve after the battle of Hradec Kralove on July 3, 1866. Oil on canvas, 1897 194 × 289 cm, Museum of Military History, Vienna.
  • Occupation campaign in Bosnia in 1878: Austrian troops cross a pass in Bosnia, 1878 Oil on wood, Museum of Military History in Vienna.
  • Cross - border sniper and infantry to 1798. Oil on cardboard, 1896, Museum of Military History in Vienna.