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An image of Vive L'Empereur by Edouard Detaille

Edouard Detaille

(France 05 Oct 1848 – 23 Dec 1912)

Vive L'Empereur
Other titles:
Charge of the 4th Hussars at the battle of Friedland, 14 June 1807
Alternative title:
Vive L'Empereur charge du quatrième hussards à la bataille de Friedland, 14 juin 1807
Media category
Materials used
oil on canvas

370.0 x 437.5 cm sight; 376.0 x 445.0 cm stretcher; 445.0 x 512.5 x 14.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r, "Edouard Detaille 1891".
Purchased 1893
Accession number
19th & 20th c European art
Provenance (1)

Source unknown, Purchased by the AGNSW in Paris 1893

Bibliography (7)

Richard Holmes, The Napoleonic Wars experience, 2006, (illus.).

Jean Humbert, Edouard Detaille l'heroisme d'un siècle, Paris, 1979. plate no. 26

Stewart Laidler and Craig Wilcox, Look, 'Salvation of a neglected work', pg.18-19, Newtown, Nov 2002, 18-19, 18 (colour illus.).

Bernard William Smith, The Boy Adeodatus, Australia, 1984, 179.

Marius Vachon, Detaille, Paris, 1898, 143.

Anna Waldmann, Renée Free and Nicholas Draffin, Salon and Académie: the charm of tradition: a catalogue of nineteenth-century European salon works, Sydney, 1984, (illus.). no catalogue numbers

Art Gallery of New South Wales Annual Report 2003 [for the year ended 30 June 2003], 'Director's report', pg.6-9, Sydney, 2003, 7 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (3)

Salon and Academie: the charm of tradition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Nov 1984–May 1985

Unknown, Duval's, Duval's, London, Unknown–Unknown

Unknown, Union Artistique, Union Artistique, Unknown–Unknown