Description Two Spanish partisans struggle to dispose of the corpse of a French cuirassier (cavalry soldier who wears a breastplate) by dumping it into a well. The old woman at the entrance carries the helmets and swords of their victim and of another French soldier who presumably has suffered the same fate. Zamacoïs, a pupil of J.-L.-E. Meissonier and a close associate of the Catalan painter Mariano Fortuny y Marsal, pursued his brief career in Paris. Like his teacher, he depicted scenes from the Napoleonic era; however, he showed them from the point of view of the Spanish victims.
|6/27/1990||Loan Consideration||examined for loan|
|9/01/1991||Treatment||cleaned; coated; loss compensation|
|3/22/2005||Loan Consideration||examined for loan|
Provenance Widow Zamacois y Zabala [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1875, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower right: Ed Zamacois; [Date] Lower right: 66
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1875
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