Description: A Skirmish between Cossacks and the Imperial Bodyguard, 1814 signed and dated 'Edouard Detaille. 1870 -' (lower right) oil on canvas 391/2 x 32 in. (100.5 x 81.4 cm.) Painted in 1870 PROVENANCE Edward Matthews, New York. Catherine Lorillard Wolfe, New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1887 (bequest from the above). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Sotheby's, New York, 28 May 1981, lot 92. The Forbes Magazine Collection; Sotheby's, New York, 27 February 1986, lot 3. Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 28 May 1992, lot 110. LITERATURE E. Strahan, The Art Treasures of America, Philadelphia, 1879, vol. I, p. 134. C. Sterling and M. Salinger, Metropolitan Museum of Art: French Paintings, XIXe Century, New York, 1966, vol. II, p. 212 (illustrated). EXHIBITION Paris, Salon, 1870, no. 839. New York, The Forbes Museum Collection, La Gloire, 1985. NOTES See note to lot 26.
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