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Louis-Albert-Guislain Bacler d’Albe
A PAIR OF CLASSICAL LANDSCAPES WITH FIGURES SEATED BY A RIVER
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Louis-Albert-Guislain Bacler d’Albe
A PAIR OF CLASSICAL LANDSCAPES WITH FIGURES SEATED BY A RIVER
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Louis-Albert-Guislain Bacler d’Albe
SAINT-POL-SUR-TERNOISE 1761 - 1824 SèVRES
A PAIR OF CLASSICAL LANDSCAPES WITH FIGURES SEATED BY A RIVER
Quantité: 2
Both gouache, within green borders;
the first signed and dated, lower left: B.er Dalbe / 1795 the second, signed and dated, lower right: B.er Dalbe. inv. 1796
The first: 380 by 538 mm
The second: 377 by 544 mm
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Description

Although Bacler d'Albe had shown great potential as an artist from a young age, it was as a cartographer and one of Napoleon's closest strategic advisors from 1799 until 1814 that he would primarily make his name.  Arguably Napoleon's most indispensable aide, Bacler D'Albe was responsible for overseeing all duties related to Napoleon's planning sessions.  He was entrusted with the task of amending maps and maintaining the daily situation chart.  "He led a dog's life; the Emperor's first and last command on every day spent on campaign was invariably 'send for d'Albe'".1

1. D.G. Chandler, The Campaigns of Napoleon, London 1967, p. 171

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