Saturday, November 29, 2014

Medieval Scenes

 Jean Alaux: Meeting of the Estates-General in Paris, April 10, 1302
Jean-Baptiste Mauzaisse: Louis VII takes the standard at Saint-Denis, 1147

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Théodore Gudin

Théodore Gudin: Naval Combat off Cape Lizard in Cornwall, 21 October 1707, won by the French fleet commanded by DuGuay-Trouin and Admiral de Forbin against five English war vessels

Monday, November 24, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Pierre François Eugène Giraud

In some places his name is given as Eugène Pierre François Giraud.

 Italian Customs at Simplon
 The Finding of Moses
 The Spanish Beauty with a Fan
Women of Algeria

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Alfred Dehodencq

Alfred Dehodencq: The Hajj

The Hajj is, of course, the pilgrimage to Mecca that all Muslims are expected to undertake at least once in their lives.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Jean Antoine Simeon Fort

Battle of Eylau, Febuary 8, 1807. The Russian army pushed back by the French troops

 Panoramic View of the Battle of Austerlitz, December 2, 1805

Monday, November 17, 2014

Henri Valton

Henri Valton: A Peddler Selling Scarves to Women from Troyes

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Charles-Émile Jacque

Charles-Émile Jacque was a painter of rural scenery who focused especially on farm animals. He was a member of the Barbizon School.

 A Shepherdess with her Flock near a Stream
 Guarding the Flock
Sheep in a Pasture

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014


 Charles Meynier: Helen and Paris
Raymond Monvoisin: Callirhoe

Callirhoe and her lover, Chaereas, appear to have been the subject of the world's earliest known historical novel.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Julien Dupré

Julien Dupré was a painter who specialized in depicting in rural peasant life.

 A Shepherd
La Laitiere
The Wheatfield

Thursday, November 6, 2014

François Biard

 Passage of the Line
 The General Delivery
Triumph of a Tenor during a Musical Matinée

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Pierre-Nolasco Bergeret

Pierre-Nolasco Bergeret: Alexandre I présente à Napoléon I les Kalmouks, les Cosaques et les Baskirs de l’armée russe, 9 juillet 1807

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014

Jean-Baptiste Debret

Debret was another painter of Napoleon.

Napoleon Paying Tribute to the Courage of the Unfortunate
Napoléon Harangue les Troupes Bavaroises et Wurtembourgeoises à Abensberg, 1810

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Horace Vernet

These three by Vernet appear to depict different phases of the same engagement, probably during the conquest of Algeria.

 The Enemy Repulsed from the Heights of Coudiat-Ati, October 10, 1837
 Assault Columns set in Motion. 13 October 1837
Taking the City, 13 October 1837