Etienne Prosper Berne-Bellecour (French, 1838-1910) oil on cradled panel, military painting depicting two soldiers, one reading from a ledger to the other before a tent, a field with farmhouses, trees, and a mountain range in the background below a clear blue sky. Signed "E. Berne-Bellecour" lower left. Housed in a gilt wood frame with red velvet liner and gilt rabbet edge. Sight – 12 3/8" H x 16 5/8" W. Framed – 17" H x 21 1/4" W. Late 19th/early 20th century. Biography: Etienne-Prosper Berne Bellecoeur, a painter, was born in Boulogne-sur-Wed France, July 29th, 1838, and died there Nov. 29, 1910. He was a pupil of Picot and F. Barrias at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and studied portraits and landscapes, genre and military subjects. He is Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur and exhibited at the Salon of French Artists in 1900-1903-1904-1905. (source: AskArt). CONDITION: Overall good condition. 1 1/4" age crack top right of board. Some yellowing of varnish.
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