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Cuirassier10 Mar 2019 1:33 p.m. PST

"Napoleon Bonaparte in Italy, 1797", painted in 1883 by Edouard Detaille.

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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2019 3:32 p.m. PST

Never seen this before and cannot believe the resolution of the image shown. Magnified, well it can take it without pixels. Impressed

18th Century Guy Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2019 5:38 p.m. PST

I've seen this in books but never in such detail. Thanks.

Nine pound round10 Mar 2019 6:31 p.m. PST

His history "L'Armee Francaise" was reprinted in translation about twenty years ago, filled with his artwork- quite a visual feast for the historian, starting in time immeriorial and concluding in the late 1880s.

He's one of those nineteenth century artists who interest only people who actually look at the pictures, and although you sometimes see his paintings in museums, he is mostly forgotten, save by hobbyists. They used to have a couple of paintings he did hanging in Grant Hall at West Point, mostly unnoticed and unremarked-on, but to all appearances quite real.

von Winterfeldt11 Mar 2019 12:01 a.m. PST

again a great composition, as for Austrian uniforms, mostly they show the later period uniforms, the cuirassier apart – which wears a cuirasse in the French shape, the Austrian one looks different.

dibble11 Mar 2019 7:26 a.m. PST

I've got loads of his work on file :) in fact, I can honestly say that I have hundreds. And yes, I also have the books 'L'ARMEE FRANCAISE' and 'EDOUARD DETAILLE unsiecle de gloire militaire'

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