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The base of the cartridge box, fragment of the panorama of the Battle of Champigny, November 30, 1870

Alphonse de Neuville, Édouard Detaillebetween 1881 and 1883

Musée de l'Armée - Hôtel des Invalides

Musée de l'Armée - Hôtel des Invalides
Paris, France

The base of the cartridge box, in a sunken lane, shows an injured foot soldier, dying and handing over his remaining cartridges to the light mobile unit's bugler, so that combat can be continued. If the landscape and sky were created by specialists in the genre, based on their sketches, Detaille and Neuville would themselves go on to paint all of the figures, sharing the length of the panorama. The strongest and most refined workmanship of Detaille's mobile unit bugler is clearly distinct from the more expressive and relaxed workmanship of Neuville's injured foot soldier.

Details

  • Title: The base of the cartridge box, fragment of the panorama of the Battle of Champigny, November 30, 1870
  • Creator: Jean-Baptiste-Édouard Detaille (Painter), Alphonse Marie de Neuville a.k.a. Deneuville (Painter)
  • Date Created: between 1881 and 1883
  • Location Created: Paris (France)
  • Physical Dimensions: without frame: 2,595 (w) x 2,93 (h) m / with frame: 2,72 (w) x 3,05 (h) m
  • Provenance: acquisition date: June 20, 1903 (donation); previous collection: Société du Panorama national
  • Subject Keywords: Soldier, Franco-Prussian War
  • Type: Tableau
  • Rights: Photo (C) Paris - Musée de l'Armée, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / image musée de l'Armée
  • Medium: Peinture à l'huile
  • Inventory: 5239

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