European Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture

European Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture

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EMILE BRISSET | THE DAY AFTER THE BATTLE OF FRŒSCHWILLER, AUGUST 1870

Lot Closed

April 22, 08:51 PM GMT

Estimate

12,000 - 18,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

EMILE BRISSET

French

1860 - 1904

THE DAY AFTER THE BATTLE OF FRŒSCHWILLER, AUGUST 1870 


signed E. Brisset and inscribed X5 (lower left) 

oil on canvas

canvas: 50 by 78⅝ in.; 127 by 199.7 cm

framed: 55¼ by 84½in.; 140.3 by 214.6 cm

Sale: Sotheby's, New York, February 16, 1995, lot 64, illustrated 

Acquired at the above sale

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

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. 


We are grateful to François Robichon, Président des Amis d'Édouard Detaille, for his assistance with cataloguing this work.