Jacques-François-Joseph Swebach (Metz 1769 - 1823 Paris)
A military encampment, with an extensive landscape beyond
Oil on the canvas signed and dated lower left: Swebach 1804.
This painting gives a glimpse into daily life at a French military base. Jacques François Joseph Swebach-Desfontaines is best known for his historic paintings of the French Revolution and for his grand compositions of battles and military campaigns. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1791. In 1810 he was awarded the Grand Prix for his painting The Passage of the Danube by Napoleon before the Battle of Wagram.
In 2018, the Museum of the Revolution bought one of its paintings "Horse Market" 1793.
We also find it in the greatest museums of the world
such as :
Louvre Museum - Paris / Carnavalet Museum - Paris / Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York. / Victoria and Albert Museum - London.
Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 27 December 1944;
Paris, Beaussant & Lefèvre, 29 January 2015, lot 16
Dimensions without frame: 81.5 x 100.5 cm / 32? x 39? in.;
Dimensions with frame: 95.6 x 114.7 cm / 37? x 45 in.
12 500 €
42 000 €