Masterful battle scene attributed due to style and friendly verbal report by Mrs.Dr.Ruth Baljöhr, the director of art department in the Berlin auction house " Bassenge" to very renown french battle painter painter Louis Nicolas van Blarenberghe (1716-1794). The artist Louis Nicolas had a son Henri Joseph , who was also a painter and also, whom he co-operated frequently: Together with father they remained at the palace of Versailles, in which they worked as miniaturists for the high society of their daily. They were particularly famous for their painting on Schnupf tabak boxes. Louis Nicolas van Blarenberghe worked also as official campaign painters of the French court and followed the French army as a war reporter. Two of his daughters, Catherine Henriette and Isabelle, were space girls to the children of the French kings. The work of Louis Nicolas became in the Überfülle in 19. Century of the Rothschild family collected. There is an accumulation of his work over general announcement on the Waddesdon countryseat. An enormous accumulation Blarenberghe art was sold in the Mentmore essay sale from 1977. Henri Joseph painted, except the miniatures, mainly panoramische painting, frequently in the gouache. The topics were, as frequent with his father, military and covered also the French revolution. He was a design teacher of the French princes and the founder and the first curator of the palace Galan arts of the Lille.
Works : museums of Chicago, San Francisco, Louvre/Paris, Rijksmuseum/Amsterdam; Wallace Collection.
Literature: Thieme/Becker "Allgemeines künstlerlexikon", Leipzig, 1999.
Technique: Gouache on parchment. Original period frame
Measurements: image w 11 1/4" x h 8 1/2" (28,5x 21,5 cm), matted and framed w 15 1/4" x h 12 1/3" (38,5 x 31,5 cm).
Condition: in good condition