Description: PROPERTY FROM THE FORBES COLLECTION
CHAMPIGNY; DÉCEMBRE 1870
signed Edouard Detaille and dated 1879 (lower right)
oil on canvas
48 by 86 in.; 121.9 by 218.4 cm.
Exhibited: New York, The New York Cultural Center, War á la Mode, March 6-April 13, 1975;
Amherst, Massachusetts, The Mead Art Gallery, War á la Mode, May 2-May 28, 1975, no. 8;
Baltimore, The Walters Art Gallery, War á La Mode at the Walters, June 3-August 31, 1977, no. 12;
Tampa, The Tampa Museum, Call to Arms!: Édouard Detaille and his Contemporaries, January 18-March 29, 1981, no. 14;
Fairfield, Connecticut, The Art Gallery, Center for Financial Studies at Fairfield University, Valor and Vainglory: Military Paintings of the Franco-Prussian War From The Forbes Collection, March 1-April 29, 1987, no. 13;
Memphis, The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, French Military Paintings From The Forbes Collection, November 11-December 31, 1990;
Berlin, Deutsches Historisches, Anton Von Werner: History in Pictures, May 6-August 31, 1993;
Roslyn Harbor, Nassau County Museum of Art, Napoleon III and Eugenie, June 6-September 6, 2009.
Literature: Jean Humbert, Édouard Detaille: l'héroïsme d'un siècle, Paris, 1979, p. 40-41, illustrated;
Nigel Smith, They Died For Glory: The Franco Prussian War, 1992, p. 3;
Joan Carpenter, "Frederic Remington's Art," Gilcrease: Magazine of American History and Art, p. 10;
François Robichon, Édouard Detaille: Un Siècle de Gloire Militaire, Paris, 2007, p. 34-35, illustrated;
Christopher Forbes, Napoleon and Eugenie: Opulence & Splendor of France's Second Empire, New York, 2009, p. 25.
Provenance: H. Shickman Gallery, New York;
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Acquired from the above in 1971.