Paul Gustav Fischer (Danish, 1860-1934) oil on canvas painting depicting a military parade through the streets of Paris at the Porte Saint Martin, after "The Passing Regiment" by Edouard Detaille. Signed lower right and dated, "Facsimile d'apres Edouard Detaille par Paul Fischer 1882". Remnants of partial old paper label on stretcher, verso. Period giltwood frame with bead, acanthus and laurel moldings. Sight – 24 1/2" H x 24 1/4" W. Framed – 30" x 30" W. Late 19th century. Provenance: Private Southern collection of Military Art. Biography: Paul Gustav Fischer first learned about painting through his father, an amateur artist and owner of a paint manufacturing company. He went on to attend the Royal Danish Academy of Art in Copenhagen, and became known for his naturalistic depictions of city life in Europe. He traveled frequently to France. Note: Edouard Detaille (1848-1912) was one of France's foremost military painters. His original painting, upon which this one was based, was exhibited in 1875 at the Paris Exhibition and later purchased by the Corcoran Gallery. Detaille's influence on Fisher may be seen in a number of his other parade- and military-themed works, including "The King's Birthday" and "The King's Guards in Amalienborg Square". CONDITION: Overall very good condition with some light grime and light craquelure, possible 3-inch scratch upper right corner, 1/16" flake center sky area. Frame: Several breaks and small losses (largest loss 1" upper corner) to outermost molding.
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