Description A priest and a peasant argue with an army officer who may be requisitioning supplies from the unwilling donors. The costumes suggest that the scene is set during the reign of Napoleon I (reigned 1804-15). A specialist in military subjects, Edouard Détaille recorded both battles and scenes of life during peace time. He drew from his own experiences as a soldier during the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71).
|1/01/2002||Treatment||examined for exhibition; cleaned; other|
- Expanding Horizons: Recent Additions to the Drawings Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2010.
Provenance Frederick J. Cummings [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; W. M. Brady & Co., Inc., New York; Joseph F. McCrindle (1923-2008), New York, March 24, 1993, by purchase, #A0324; Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation, New York, 2008, by bequest; Walters Art Museum, 2009, by gift.
Inscriptions [Signature] at lower left: Edouard Détaille
Credit Gift of the Joseph F. McCrindle Collection, 2009
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