March 28, 2020 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


French Napoleonic War Painting

(19th century)

Battle at Arcole, Italy, November, 1796, unsigned, inscribed verso canvas "No. 43", oil on canvas, 13 x 16-1/8 in.; gilt wood and composition frame, 17-3/8 x 20-1/2 in.

Note: Arcole was one of Napoleon's first campaigns in Italy. It was strategically important in his quest to drive the Austrians from Mantua and Italy. The young Napoleon can be seen holding the regimental colors and inspiring his soldiers to cross. After three days of fighting, he finally succeeded in breaking the line of defense and thus established his reputation as a general. and became popular with the French people.

Provenance:Private Collection, Charlotte, North Carolina


original stretcher and tacking edge, canvas slack, dirt layer, yellowed varnish, crackle, patch verso, two points of retouch; frame with abrasions and losses to composition

Estimate: $600 - $900
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