""xixth Portrait Of Military On Foot""RAAAAAHHH! Let it annoy me! It is enough that because he has an amateur painter in the family for him to be given to “restore” the damaged works… And here is the result: the restorations are of course to be redone, which is not the most serious, but the signature, of which we can see some traces at the bottom left which was in red, fragile color, almost disappeared during cleaning. Throughout the 19th century, military painting was very successful, not only in the Salons, but also in bourgeois interiors which perhaps sought legitimacy by exhibiting feats of arms and portraits of soldiers to their visitors. Excellent artists have engaged in it, even made it a specialty, such as Ernest Meissonier, Paul Grolleron, Alphonse de Neuville or Edouard Detaille, these collaborating even for the immense panorama of the battle of Rezonville which was 14 X 120 m and was cut to be sold in pieces. I therefore ignore the identity of the painter who represented this proud officer who poses strapped in his uniform, his disengaged hand resting on the saber at the side, but the touch is beautiful and the work deserves a good restoration and a frame. Oil on original canvas 56 X 32 cm. See also our painting on porcelain by Maumejean. Do not hesitate to ask us by email or telephone for additional information or photos. We have many objects and paintings to restore in our shop / Capernaum / depot in Pau where I let myself be overwhelmed and for which we favor the sale on the spot, preferably in lots. Come help us tidy up by buying! Other photos and many other objects in our shops in Pau and Biarritz and on our site: galerielhoste.com.