French Infantrymen (from the suite Military memories of the Republic, the Consulate and the Empire 1833) by Joseph Louis Hippolyte Bellange

French Infantrymen (from the suite Military memories of the Republic, the Consulate and the Empire 1833) by Joseph Louis Hippolyte Bellange

French Infantrymen (from the suite Military memories of the Republic, the Consulate and the Empire 1833)

Joseph Louis Hippolyte Bellange

Title

French Infantrymen (from the suite Military memories of the Republic, the Consulate and the Empire 1833)

 
Artist
Year
1833  
Technique
hand colored lithograph 
Image Size
13 1/8 x 17 3/8" image and paper 
Signature
in stone, lower left image 
Edition Size
n/a 
Annotations
 
Reference
 
Paper
textured antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
Gihaut frères (1823-35), Paris 
Inventory ID
19142 
Price
$400.00 
Description

This is an early 19th century hand colored lithograph the the French printmaker Hippolyte Bellange (1800-1866). At an early age Bellange entered the studio of Antoine J. Gros, where he became friendly with a fellow pupil, Nicolas-Toussaint Charlet (1792-1845), who greatly influenced him.

Like Charlet, Bellangé produced many prints of military scenes (including fifteen albums of lithographs published by Gihaut frères 1823-35).

Bellange first made his name at the Paris Salon as a battle painter, but later specialised in anecdotal paintings of Napoleonic subjects. He enjoyed considerable popular and official success. He was Keeper of the Rouen Museum from 1835-52.