Detaille french uniform studies
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Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

While Lord Russborough's Annex features a great many works of museum calibre, we also offer a wonderful selection of prints priced at under $100.

An extract of our prints currently available:

 Detaille French Army Uniform Studies

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Portrait of E. Detaille

Jean Baptiste Édouard Detaille (Paris, October 5, 1847 – December 23, 1912), was a French Academic painter and Military artist, noted for his precision and realistic detail.

 The young Detaille was surrounded by military figures from his grandfather, who had worked as a sutler responsible for organising Napoleon's transports, to a great aunt who had married Admiral Villeneuve. Detaille's ambition however, was to be an artist.  As a student and he let it be known that he wished to study with Cabanel, but through various circumstances ended up in the studio of Jean-Louis Meissonier. It was in 1867 that the young artist first exhibited a picture, showing a view of Meissonier's studio but in the following year he showed his first military piece. While it was based solely on imagination, The Drummer's Halt represented a scene from the French Revolution. Detaille served in the French Army during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871 and became the official painter of the battles. This was to be the beginning of a glorious career, painting many military scenes from French history.

He is famous for his portraits of soldiers and depictions of military manoeuvres, military uniforms and general military life. In particular are his stirring paintings of the Napoleonic Wars. He re-designed the uniforms for the French Army. During his life, he amassed a vast collection of military uniforms and artifacts which was bequethed to the Musée de L'Armée in Paris following his death. His book, L'Armée Française - An Illustrated History of the French Army, 1790-1885 was first published in 1885. With text by Jules Richard it contains hundreds of Detaille's illustrations and prints, and remains a definitive work. We are pleased to offer a small selection of these images from the above work:

Detaill;e Mounter Hussard


hand coloured typogravure Goupil & Co. 9 1/2 x 8 (21.6 x 20.2cm.)
RI 616/DNN/r.anad >ALN        PRICE CODE B

detaille marines of the guard

[MARINES OF THE GUARD 1804 -1815] 1887 untinted  typogravure Goupil & Co.   7 1/8 x 8" (18.1 x 20.3 cm) excluding letters.          RW45/ddn/s.andn > ALN    SOLD  PRICE CODE  B



detaille hussards


HUSSARDS (service en Campagne)  1885 Original Hand colour typogravure Goupil & Co.12 x 8 3/4"  (30.5 x 22.2 cm.) excluding letters   RW46/ddn/s.andn > ALN   SOLD   PRICE CODE  B



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detaille dragon

DRAGON (Petite tenure) 1886 Original Hand colour typogravure Goupil & Co.11 5/8 x 8 3/16"  (20.5 x 20.8 cm.) excluding letters.      RW47/ddn/s.andn > ALN   SOLD   PRICE CODE  B



Detaille sapeurs


SAPEURS DU GENIE (Cenue de Campagne) 1886  Original Hand colour typogravure Goupil & Co.11 15/16 x 8 3/8"  (30.4 x 21.3 cm.) excluding letters     RW48/ddn/s.andn > ALN   SOLD   PRICE CODE B

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