Coup de main au clair de lune (Surprise attack in the moonlight)

Place Europe: France
Accession Number ART92969
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 56 x 37.7 cm; image: 33.7 x 31.5 cm
Object type Print
Physical description lithograph on paper
Maker Abel-Truchet, Louis
Place made France: Paris
Date made c 1914
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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French soldiers about to mount a surprise attack against the Germans in the moonlight in France in 1914 during the First World War. In the margin lower right the artist has drawn a miniature portrait of the head in right profile of the soldier in the foreground. Louis Abel-Truchet was born at Versailles, France, in 1857, and died in action on the Western Front on 9 September 1918. He was a well known French painter, etcher and lithographer who studied in Paris with two highly renowned teachers, Jules Lefebvre and Benjamin Constant. He began exhibiting at the Paris Salons about 1891.

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