Edouard Girardet (1819-1880): The Battle of Habre, after Horace Vernet
Graphite, pen, ink and wash with white highlights on paper, unsigned, with the Germain Seligmann (L. 3863) collector's mark lower right.
11 x 13 3/4 in. (sheet), 15 x 18 1/2 in. (frame).
Note: This drawing by Girardet reproduces the celebrated painting by Horace Vernet in the Musée National du Chateau de Versailles. The scene depicted is the battle of Habrah during the Algerian campaign of 1835.
Literature: J. Richardson, The Collection of Germain Seligman. Paintings, Drawings and Works of Art, no. 25, ill.
Exhibited: Geneva, G. Seligman & Cie, Exposition de quelques dessins du XIX siecle, 1929, no. 26.
Provenance:Marquis of Hertford at Chateau de Bagatelle, Paris; Sir Richard Wallace; John Murray Scott, and by descent; Jacques Seligmann, Paris; Germain Seligman, Paris.
A few pale scattered foxmarks at top. Sheet backed with thin paper. Otherwise in good condition.
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