21 Works, October 5th. is Édouard Detaille’s day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #217

Jean-Baptiste-Edouard Detaille
The last charge of General Lasalle, killed at Wagram on July 6, 1809, c. 1912

Musée de l’Armée

Antoine-Charles-Louis, Comte de Lasalle (10 May 1775, Metz — 6 July 1809, Wagram) was a French cavalry general during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, often called “The Hussar General”. He first gained fame for his role in the Capitulation of Stettin. Over the course of his short career, he became known as a daring adventurer and was credited with many exploits. Eventually, he fought on every front and was killed at the Battle of Wagram. More on General Lasalle

Jean-Baptiste Édouard Detaille (5 October 1848–23 December 1912) was a French academic painter and military artist noted for his precision and realistic detail. He was regarded as the “semi-official artist of the French army”…

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Author: Zaidan Art Blog

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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