Alphonse de NEUVILLE (1835 - 1885)

A Soldier on Guard Duty Sold

Watercolour.
Signed A. de Neuville at the lower right.
388 x 282 mm. (15 1/4 x 11 1/8 in.)

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Like Meissonier and Detaille, Alphonse de Neuville was exacting in the details of uniforms and equipment depicted in his paintings, and made numerous sketches from life on the battlefields in Eastern France. Around eighteen sketchbooks by the artist are in the Louvre.

Provenance:
Possibly the vente de Neuville, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 5-6 May 1886.

Alphonse de NEUVILLE

A Soldier on Guard Duty

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