Wilfrid Constant Beauquesne (French, 1847-1914) oil on canvas painting, battle scene depicting armies clashing violently on horseback, with horses and supplies strewn on the ground and a cloudy sky overhead. Signed lower right. Molded giltwood frame with artist's name engraved on small brass plaque lower center. Sight – 17" H x 25" W. Framed – 22" H x 30" W. Late 19th century. Provenance: Private Southern collection of Military Art. Biography: Known for his scenic depictions of this war, Wilfried Beauquesne was known for his depictions of war. He attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, where he studied under well-known military artists Vernet-Lecomte and Horace Vernet. He exhibited regularly at the annual Paris Salon between 1887 and 1899, as well as throughout Europe (source: Askart). CONDITION: Craquelure, especially visible in sky area; vertical tenting extending from top to bottom of canvas at center; scattered miniscule inclusions, scattered light grime. Small patches of gilt loss to frame.
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