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Nicolas-Toussaint Charlet

(France 1792 – 1845)

Title
The Waterloo grenadier
Year
1818
Media category
Print
Materials used
lithograph
Dimensions

41.8 x 55.3 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.c., [inscribed on stone] "Charlet". Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1983
Accession number
256.1983
Location
Not on display
Further information

One of Charlet’s most famous subjects showing an incident from the Napoleonic wars. While pictures of Napoleon himself were not favoured by the Restoration Monarchy, depictions of the heroism of the common soldier and the ‘Grande Armée’ were evocative of a recent and glorious past and enjoyed wide popularity.

Bibliography (1)

Nicholas Draffin, Citizen Artist - Daumier and his time, Sydney, 1991, 5. no catalogue numbers

Exhibition history (2)

Citizen Artist - Daumier and his time, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 02 Nov 1990–27 Jan 1991

Printmaking in the age of Romanticism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Aug 2009–25 Oct 2009