(France 1792 – 1845)
41.8 x 55.3 cm sheet
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.
Nicholas Draffin, Citizen Artist - Daumier and his time, Sydney, 1991, 5. no catalogue numbers
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