(Paris 1829 - Samois 1880)
A Cavalry Skirmish
169 x 148 mm. (6 5/8 x 5 3/4 in.)
Andrieux was also highly regarded as an illustrator and was an accomplished watercolourist. His death in 1880, at the age of fifty, left a young son, for whose benefit an auction of the contents of his studio was held the following year. The posthumous vente Andrieux included several mixed lots containing a total of over 1,600 drawings and sketches by the artist, including the present sheet. Paintings by Andrieux are today in museums in Brussels, Liège and Tournai, while large groups of drawings and watercolours by the artist are in the museums of Perpignan and Poitiers.