“Entrée des Français à Bruxelles”, Lalauze Alphonse

(Paris 1872-1941 Marvejols)

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Large oil on canvas representing the entry of Napoleon Bonaparte,1st Consul, and his army in Brussels in July 1803. The scene takes place on the beautify Grand Place where the town hall is. The painting is signed and dated 1937 lower right. On the back, a label and stamp certifying the painting was exhibited at “the Salon des Artistes Français” in 1937.

Size: H 80 cm x 100 cm – H 100 x 120 cm

French school.

Lit: Alphonse Lalauze was the son of the engraver Adolphe Lalauze (1838-1906). He was a pupil of the painter Édouard Detaille and specialized in military subjects, later becoming an Army painter. Alphonse Lalauze took part in exhibitions at the Salon des artistes français, where he became a member. He received an honourable mention in 1899 and a 3rd class medal in 1900. The same year, he also received an honourable mention at the Universal Exhibition. He was made a Knight of the Legion of Honour by decree on 7 August 1931.

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