Lot 22: Edouard Jean Baptiste Detaille
Five Centuries of Fine Art
February 3, 2007
Columbia, SC, USA
Description: Edouard Jean Baptiste Detaille French (1848-1912) HEADING HOME watercolor and gouache, framed, signed: lower left sight size: H12" W8" *Artist biography: Edouard jean Baptiste Detaille was a French Academic painter noted for his precision and realistic detail. Detaille was a student of the great Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier. He served in the French Army in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871 and became the official painter of the battles. He is famous for having depicted portraits of soldiers, military maneuvers, military uniforms and general military life. His book, L'ARMEE FRANCAISE, containing hundreds of his illustrations and prints, remains definitive in this realm.