LA REPOSE DU SOLDAT (Anecdotal Napoleonic Bar Scene) , Hippolyte Bellangé - Famous French Old Master
Joseph Louis Hippolyte BELLANGÉ (1800-1866)
"""La Repose"" (Anecdotal Napoleonic Bar Scene) , HIPPOLYTE BELLANGE (1800-1866) - French Old Master , Oil On Canvas . Original Oil on Canvas - An brilliant almost satirical genre painting, a style and genre bellange is universally famed ,Faint and indistinct signature (not poss to photo), full inscribed to reverse with title and exhibition number - Authenticity confirmed by a major auction house THE PAINTING IS IN TOTALLY ORIGINAL CONDITION HAVING NEVER BEEN CLEANED, RESTORED OR REPAIRED - THE PAINTING
NEEDS CLEANING AND THERE IS CRAQUELURE AS SHOWN . The painting is housed in it's original early 19th century french frame in fine condition other than the need for a careful clean "
"Joseph Louis Hippolyte Bellangé was born in Paris in 1800. He entered the Atelier de Gros and went on to publish lithographs, mostly for illustrations of military costumes of Napoleon˘s army. Bellangé exhibited his battle scenes at the Paris Salon and quickly gained notoriety. He was named conservator to the Museum of Rouen in 1836 and soon after, began working exclusively on paintings. In 1867 his figure tableux were featured at the Exposition Universelle and in 1861 he received the Croix d˘Officier At an early age he entered the studio of 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). He 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 1835-52. (wallace collection, Museum of San Francisco, Lourve etc)
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