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French Military Artist, Jean Baptiste Edouard Detaille, military art prints of Napoleon and the Napoleonic Wars, Franco-Prussian War, and the Battle of Fontenoy. Art prints by Cranston Military Arts. 

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Jean Baptiste Edouard Detaille   Born in Paris on 5th October, 1847, 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. Nonetheless, his only ambition was to be an artist and he let it be known that he wished to study with Cabanel but through various circumstances ended up in the great Meissonier's studio. 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. This was to be the beginning of a glorious career painting many military scenes from French history.

The Franco-Prussian War had a profound effect on the artist particularly as it forced him to see war in person. On the outbreak of war he enlisted in the 8th Mobile Bataillon and by November 1870 was attached to General Ducrot's staff seeing action in the fighting around Paris. On the Marne he saw regiments under fire, groups of skirmishes dispatched to the front and senseless retreats. These experiences of war enabled him to produce many striking portrayals of the actions. Indeed, in 1872, he was forced to withdraw two paintings of the war from an exhibition so as not to offend Germany. Over the next few years, Detaille exhibited some of his finest paintings of the conflict such as Salut aux Blesses of 1877, La Defense de Champigny of 1879 and Le Soir de Rezonville. With de Neuville he produced two large panoramas of the battles at Champigny and Rezonville.

Now a celebrity, he travelled extensively through Europe between 1879 and 1884, taking time only to visit Tunisia with a French expeditionary force where he was witness to some fighting. In Britain, he painted a review of British troops by the Prince of Wales, and a scene showing Scots Guards in Hyde Park. It was at this time that Detaille was developing a deep interest in the French army and he produced all the drawings and plates for Jules Richard's Types et Uniformes de l'Armee Francaise, 390 images in all. With all his work, Detaille painted a slow and methodical way so as to produce his subjects naturally and realistically, but most important of all, truthfully.   By the 1890's Detaille was turning more and more to the campaign of Napoleon and he produced many striking battle scenes including dashing cavalry charges. He used many original items of uniform and weapons to give authenticity to his pictures, and many of these artifacts were used in the creation of the Musee de l'Armee in Paris which Detaille helped to found.   He died in Paris on 23rd December, 1912.   Peter Harrington

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Tirailleurs Indigenes - Grande Tenue by Edouard Detaille (P)


Tirailleurs Indigenes - Grande Tenue by Edouard Detaille (P)

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Portrait of General de Lasalle by Edouard Detaille (GL)


Portrait of General de Lasalle by Edouard Detaille (GL)

General Lasalle who was killed during the battle of Wagram and is shown leading the cavalry charge
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La Reve (The Dream) by Edouard Detaille.


La Reve (The Dream) by Edouard Detaille.

Depicting soldiers of the French Second Empire dreaming of the victorious French Army of the Napoleonic period.
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Parlementaire by Edouard Detaille (P)


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Manoeuvres at Aldershot by Edouard Detaille.


Manoeuvres at Aldershot by Edouard Detaille.

British military manoeuvres with the Duke of Cambridge watching the advance of a highland regiment.
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Corps Du Genie - Construction d'un Pont de Fascines by Edouard Detaille (P)


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The Grenadier by Edouard Detaille.


The Grenadier by Edouard Detaille.

French Grenadier of the Old Guard on Sentry while Napoleon and his staff are shown in the distance.
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Artillery Skirmish in the Forest during the Siege of Paris by Edouard Detaille. (GS)


Artillery Skirmish in the Forest during the Siege of Paris by Edouard Detaille. (GS)

French artillery withdraws during the Siege of Paris, 19th September 1870 to 29th January 1871.
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Etat Major dun General Division by Edouard Detaille (P)


Etat Major dun General Division by Edouard Detaille (P)

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Zouaves - Tambours - Tenue de Campagne by Edouard Detaille (P)


Zouaves - Tambours - Tenue de Campagne by Edouard Detaille (P)

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Attack d un Convoi by Edouard Detaille (P)


Attack d un Convoi by Edouard Detaille (P)

Damp mark on top right hand corner of large border, some spotting on outer border, image fairly clean.
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Officier de Hussards - Grande Tenue by Edouard Detaille.


Officier de Hussards - Grande Tenue by Edouard Detaille.

Reprint from the Panorama Series published 1886.
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Le Drapeau by Edouard Detaille.


Le Drapeau by Edouard Detaille.

Shows the French Cuirassiers of the 2nd Empire of Napoleon the 3rd.
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Dragons - Service en Campagne by Edouard Detaille (P)


Dragons - Service en Campagne by Edouard Detaille (P)

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Campement de Zouaves by Edouard Detaille (P)


Campement de Zouaves by Edouard Detaille (P)

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Officier et Cavaliers du Train des Equipages Militaires by Edouard Detaille (P)


Officier et Cavaliers du Train des Equipages Militaires by Edouard Detaille (P)

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Soir D Jena by Edouard Detaille.


Soir D Jena by Edouard Detaille.

Napoleon defeated the Prussians on the 14th October 1806, a prelude to the Occupation of Berlin.
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Les ambulanciers by Edouard Detaille (P)


Les ambulanciers by Edouard Detaille (P)

Damp mark on top right hand corner of large border, some spotting on outer border, image fairly clean.
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Spahis a la Fantasia by Edouard Detaille (P)


Spahis a la Fantasia by Edouard Detaille (P)

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Cuirassiers - Reception d une Ambassade a l Elysee by Edouard Detaille (P)


Cuirassiers - Reception d une Ambassade a l Elysee by Edouard Detaille (P)

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