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Title

The Waterloo grenadier

1818


Artist

Nicolas-Toussaint Charlet

France

1792 - 1845


About

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.


Details


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

256.1983


Artist information

Nicolas-Toussaint Charlet

Works in the collection

9


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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