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The Picket

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Description Like his teacher J.-L.-E. Meissonier, Detaille chose military subjects not only from his own era, but also from the reign of Napoleon I (1804-1814). These images recalled the past glories of France. In this winter scene set in the Napoleonic era, a member of the Eleventh Hussar regiment keeps watch.
Date Description Narrative
1/24/1938Treatmentcleaned; coated
6/05/1942Treatmentmounted; loss compensation; coated
5/01/1996Treatmentstabilized; cleaned; loss compensation; coated; other
  • From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore, prior to 1878 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower left: EDOUARD DETAILLE; [Date] Lower left: 1875
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, before 1878

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oil on canvas
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H: 18 5/16 x W: 14 15/16 in. (46.5 x 38 cm); Framed H: 30 3/4 x W: 27 3/8 in. (78.11 x 69.53 cm)


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