[A French grenadier supports a wounded standard-bearer in the heat of a battle.]
Lithograph, image 408 x 437mm.
Dramatic scene by Hippolyte Bellangé (1800 - 1866), French painter and printmaker. Pupil of Gros, he exhibited at the Salon. From 1823 to 1835 he published 15 albums of lithographs focused on Napoleonic military history. In 1837 he moved to Rouen to become curator of the Musée des Beaux-Arts and returned to Paris in 1853. Godefroy Engelmann (1788 - 1839) was a lithographic printer, famed 'Körner' (grinder) for crayon-lithographs, and patentee of chromolithography. He set up a press in Paris in June 1816. He improved lithography, paricularly by developing lithographic wash in 1819, and the impressive effects of his innovative techniques are displayed here.
[Ref: 7760] £360.00