Lot 56: JEAN-BAPTISTE-ÉDOUARD DETAILLE

Sotheby's

October 22, 2009, 12:00 PM EST
New York, NY, US
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Description: NAPOLEON EN CAMPAGNE
signed Edouard Detaille and dated 1895 (lower left)
Dimensions: 21 3/4 by 26 1/4 in. 55.2 by 66.6 cm
Artist or Maker: JEAN-BAPTISTE-ÉDOUARD DETAILLE 1848-1912
Medium: oil on canvas
Provenance: Thence by descent to the present owner
Notes:

Between 1894 and 1895 Detaille completed illustrations for his Les Cavaliers de Napoléon. The central European landscape pictured in one such work, Chevau-légers lanciers, 5e régiment (1813), is similar to that of the present composition. At the end of 1895 Detaille began a new series of paintings intended for an illustrated book entitled Napoléon en campagne and the present work corresponds with the subject and style of this series.
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