Description Detaille participated in several major battles during the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871), and, after France's defeat, he continued to serve in the post-war "new army." In this peacetime scene of camp life, painted in 1876 while he was on maneuvers with the Third Corps of the army on the plains of Eure in northeastern France, he includes himself as the man smoking at the right.
|8/06/1966||Treatment||inpainted; surface cleaned|
|1/14/1986||Examination||examined for loan|
- War à la Mode: Military Painting from the Forbes Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1977.
- The Art of Everyday Life: 19th Century Genre Paintings and Drawings from the Permanent Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1983-1984.
- Bon Voyage! Designs for Travel. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York. 1986.
- A Magnificent Age: Masterpieces from the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte. 2002-2004.
Provenance Herber R. Bishop Sale, American Art Association, New York, January 19, 1906, no. 25; Emile Rey, Hotel Lafayette, New York, January 19, 1906, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1906, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower left: EDOUARD DETAILLE; [Date] Lower left: 8bre 1876; [Number] On back: no. 2141
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1906
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