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Jean-Jacques Berne-Bellecour (French, 1874-1939) oil on board painting depicting a soldier delivering a message to or preparing to take dictation from an officer, who is seated at a table on a terrace having tea. Signed lower left. Housed in a later carved, painted and giltwood frame. Sight – 13 1/2" H x 16 1/2" W. Framed – 20 1/2" H x 23 1/2" W. Biography: Jean Jacques Berne-Bellacour studied with his father Etienne Prospect Berne-Bellecour, also a famous military painter, and at L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He was a favorite pupil of the famous 19th century French military painter, Edouard Detaille, and received acclaim for his paintings depicting the events of the first World War. Provenance: Private Southern collection of Military Art. CONDITION: Cradled panel; overall very good condition with minor scattered inpainting, largest 1/4"L., to upper right corner and lower left side.