1 Work , John Lewis Brown’s Battle of Reichshoffen, with footnotes

John Lewis Brown, French, 1829 – 1890
Battle of Reichshoffen, 6 August 1870, c. 1872

Oil on canvas
148 by 146.5cm., 58¼ by 57¾in.
Private collection

The Battle of Reichshoffen (also known as the Battle of Wörth) took place near the village of Wœrth in Alsace, on the Sauer River at the beginning of the Franco-Prussian War. It is referred to as the second battle of Wörth (the first occurred during the French Revolutionary wars in 1793). In the second battle depicted here, troops from Germany defeated the French, primarily due to a much larger army and superior artillery. More on The Battle of ReichshoffenJohn Lewis Brown (1829–1890) was a French battle, animal, and genre painter. He was born in Bordeaux of a Scottish family of Stuart partisans. He studied in the École des Beaux-Arts with Camille Roqueplan and Jean-Hillaire Belloc.[1] He is known for his pictures of hunting and military scenes, and his studies of horses and dogs. He painted a number of admirable pictures from the American Revolutionary War, the Seven Years’ War, and the Franco-Prussian War of 1870. His presentation is clever and humorous, his work characterized by refinement and charm. The Luxembourg possesses his “Before the Start,” the Gallery of Dublin, “The Mountebank.” He was also an excellent etcher and aquarellist. More on John Lewis Brown

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