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Lot 56: JEAN-BAPTISTE-ÉDOUARD DETAILLE
19th Century European Art including Important British Paintings
October 22, 2009
New York, NY, USA
NAPOLEON EN CAMPAGNE
signed Edouard Detaille and dated 1895 (lower left)
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.
Provenance: Thence by descent to the present owner
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