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# 43530

Auguste Raffet "Napoleon and his "grenadiers a pied"", oil on canvas, ca. 1830

Price: 2500  EUR

(please note additional Austrian VAT (Value Added Tax) applies for transactions concluded within the European Union)

This small oil painting resurfaced in "ancestral attic" condition (dirty, regenerated varnish) at a sale of one of the Belgian action houses and appeared in perfect original look after cleaning it, demonstrating all stylistic criteria of works of well-known French military artist of the 1st half of the 19th century, Auguste Raffet.
Moreover, as we see in our image nr. 7 it is the artist's own replica of his painting after which Raffet himself made a lithograph in 1831.

The painting (and respectively its lithographic reproduction) shows Emperor Napoleon I on his white stallion who is surpassing a marching column of his young "grenadiers a pied" of the Imperial Guard as he hears an exclamation from one of them addressed to him: "Sire, vous pouvez compter sur nous comme sur la Vielle Garde" (English: "Sir, you can count on us as the Old Guard"; this French title one finds on lower margin of the lithograph (surely composed by Raffet himself)).

Auguste (Denis Auguste Marie) Raffet was born in 1804 in Paris, and died in 1860 in Genoa, Italy.
At an early age he was apprenticed to a wood turner, but took up the study of art at evening classes. He became acquainted with Alexandre Cabanel, who made him apply his skill to the decoration of china, and with Rudor, from whom he received instruction in lithography, in the practice of which he was to rise to fame. He then entered the École des Beaux-Arts, but returned definitely to lithography in 1830 when he produced on stone his famous designs of Lützen, Waterloo, Le bal, La revue, and Les adieux de la garrison, by which his reputation became immediately established.
Raffet's chief works were his lithographs of the Napoleonic campaigns, from Egypt to Waterloo, vigorous designs that are inspired by ardent patriotic enthusiasm. In this endeavor, he was a contemporary of other French artist-lithographers of Napoleon and the French army including Hippolyte Bellangé, Horace Vernet, and Nicolas Toussaint Charlet.
Rarely but also with great success, he worked as a painter in oils and watercolor (see our images nr.9-16).

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Condition: good; in original frame (the latter needs minor restoration)

Creation Year: ca 1830

Measurements:UNFRAMED:24,0x32,0cm/9,4x12,6in FRAMED: 40,2x48,5cm/15,8x19,1in

Object Type:Framed oil painting

Style: Napoleonica

Technique: oil on canvas

Inscription:-

Creator: Auguste Raffet

Creator Dates: 1804 Paris-1860 Genoa

Nationality:French

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