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Auguste Raffet (1804-1860) "An episode of the retreat of Grande Armée from Russia", drawing

2500  EUR
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Auguste (Denis Auguste Marie) Raffet was born in 1804 in Paris, and died in 1860 in Genoa, Italy.
At an early age he was apprenticed to a wood turner, but took up the study of art at evening classes. He became acquainted with Alexandre Cabanel, who made him apply his skill to the decoration of china, and with Rudor, from whom he received instruction in lithography, in the practice of which he was to rise to fame. He then entered the École des Beaux-Arts, but returned definitely to lithography in 1830 when he produced on stone his famous designs of Lützen, Waterloo, Le bal, La revue, and Les adieux de la garrison, by which his reputation became immediately established.
Raffet's chief works were his lithographs of the Napoleonic campaigns, from Egypt to Waterloo, vigorous designs that are inspired by ardent patriotic enthusiasm. In this endeavor, he was a contemporary of other French artist-lithographers of Napoleon and the French army including Hippolyte Bellangé, Horace Vernet, and Nicolas Toussaint Charlet.
Rarely but also with great success, he worked as a painter in oils and watercolor (see our images nr.9-16).

Provenance: private collection, Lille / France

**Our images nr.8-13 show several works of this artist (among others, those offered at the international art auction market in the last years)

Also, CLICK HERE FOR ANOTHER WORK OF THIS ARTIST IN OUR POSSESSION

Condition: good

Creation Year: 1st half of 19th Century

Measurements: UNFRAMED:19,6x27,0cm/7,7x10,6in FRAMED: 44,0x51,0cm/17,3x20,1in

Object Type: Framed drawing

Style: Military paintings

Technique: grey wash and white heightening on paper

Inscription: signed: "Raffet"

Creator: Auguste Raffet
To see other works by this artist click on the name above!

Creator Dates: 1804 Paris-1860 Genoa

Nationality: French

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