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date: 14 October 2019

Armand-Dumaresq, Édouard Charleslocked

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1 January 1826, in Paris; died 10 July 1895, in Paris.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver. Religious subjects, military subjects.

Édouard Armand-Dumaresq studied under Thomas Couture and started exhibiting at the Paris Salon in 1851, quickly abandoning religious themes in favour of military subjects. He accompanied French troops to Algeria and Italy, recording uniforms for the War Ministry, such as the dress uniforms of the Imperial Guards. His canvases record battles waged by Napoleon I and episodes from the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871. Seconded to the USA between 1870 and 1872, he subsequently painted scenes from the American War of Independence, including ...

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