12 Works, January 1st. is Charles Édouard Armand-Dumaresq’s day, her art, illustrated with footnotes #258

Charles Édouard Armand-Dumaresq (1826–1895)
General Faidherbe in combat at Biefviller-lès-Bapaume, January 3, 1871, c. 1883

Oil on canvas
Town Hall, Bapaume , Pas-de-Calais, France

After the defeat of Napoleon III and his French Imperial Army by the Prussian Army in the summer of 1870, colonial officers such as Faidherbe were recalled to France and promoted to higher ranks to command new units and replace generals killed or captured in the war. Faidherbe was promoted to divisional general in November 1870, and in December appointed as commander-in-chief of the Army of the North by the Government of National Defence…

Charles Édouard Armand-Dumaresq (1 January 1826, in Paris — 6 March 1895, in Paris) was a French painter and illustrator who specialized in military subjects…

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