Album de Vingt Batailles de la Révolution et de l’Empire, d’après les Aquarelles de…. YUNG, Théodore or JUNG.
Album de Vingt Batailles de la Révolution et de l’Empire, d’après les Aquarelles de…
Album de Vingt Batailles de la Révolution et de l’Empire, d’après les Aquarelles de…
Album de Vingt Batailles de la Révolution et de l’Empire, d’après les Aquarelles de…

Album de Vingt Batailles de la Révolution et de l’Empire, d’après les Aquarelles de…

20 steel engravings finely colored by hand. 1 p.l., [3]-7 pp. Oblong folio, orig. publisher’s cloth (extremities slightly worn), upper cover gilt. Paris: H. Plon, [1860].

First edition of this scarce ensemble of beautifully colored engravings illustrating momentous battles during France’s Revolutionary and Napoleonic eras. Preceded by accounts of the battles, the 20 finely executed colored plates provide landscape views of the Siege of Toulon (1793), the Siege of Saragosa (1809), the Battle of Talavera (1809), the Battle of Paris (1814), Waterloo (1815), among others. Altogether, these illustrations trace the rise and fall of Napoleon over the course of more than 20 years.

The plates are after watercolors by Théodore Jung (1803-65), a famous historical and military painter, many of whose works were made for the Ministry of War. He exhibited at the Salon de Paris from 1834 until 1864. The three engravers involved, Joseph Duron(d) (b. 1816), Charles Lalaisse (b. 1811), and Adolphe Rouargue (b. 1810), were frequent exhibitors at the Salon and noted for their landscape engravings.

Fine copy. Inoffensive spotting on text pages, plates in near-perfect condition. Inscription on front paste-down: “Offert par la Société Anonyme des Mines de sel et Salines de Rosières Sarangeville.” Later inscription to Charles Biff.

❧ Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Vol. 4, p. 1423 (Durond); Vol. 7, p. 1002 (Jung); Vol. 8, p. 325 (Lalaisse); & Vol. 11, p. 1458 (A. Rouargue).

Price: $1,500.00

Item ID: 5816

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