637
637
Emile Brisset
FRENCH
THE DAY AFTER THE BATTLE OF FRŒSCHWILLER, AUGUST 1870 
Estimate
25,00035,000
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637
Emile Brisset
FRENCH
THE DAY AFTER THE BATTLE OF FRŒSCHWILLER, AUGUST 1870 
Estimate
25,00035,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Emile Brisset
1860 - 1904
FRENCH
THE DAY AFTER THE BATTLE OF FRŒSCHWILLER, AUGUST 1870 
signed E. Brisset and inscribed X5 (lower left) 
oil on canvas
50 by 78 5/8 in.
127 by 199.7 cm
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We are grateful to François Robichon, Président des Amis d'Édouard Detaille, for his assistance with cataloguing this work. 

Provenance

Sale: Sotheby's, New York, February 16, 1995, lot 64, illustrated 
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner 

Exhibited

Paris, Salon des Artistes Français, 1885, no. 380

Literature

"Le Spectateur militaire au Salon," Le Spectateur militaire, June 1, 1885 

Catalogue Note

This large-scale, panoramic composition depicts the day following the Battle of Frœschwiller, also known as the Battle of Wörth, one of the earliest battles of the Franco-Prussian War that took place on August 6, 1870. The troops are wounded and weary after a decisive German victory, but they remain optimistic as they march towards the next decisive battle. The present lot was exhibited at the 1885 Salon des Artistes Français. 

19th Century European Art

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