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 Hyon, Georges Louis (French artist, born 1855) , An Episode in the Franco-Prussian War

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Title An Episode in the Franco-Prussian War
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Hyon, Georges Louis (French artist, born 1855)
Date Earliest possibly 1870
Date Latest possibly 1871
Signed yes
Description Georges Hyon chooses to paint an episode from the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, which forced France to sign a humiliating armistice with the German Empire in January 1871. This is a scene of tension, and dramatic movement encapsulated in the skirmish between French and German cavalry scouts. Hyon exhibited only military subjects at the Paris Salon from 1875 to 1880, when military scenes were popular. The painting resembles in subject and composition Hyon's Cavalry in Action (private collection).
Current Accession Number 1495
Inscription front lr 'G. HYON'
Subject military and war
Measurements 92.4 x 114.4 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Major John Garroway 1920.
Provenance James Garroway; Margaret Helen Garroway.
Principal Exhibitions Exhibition of Narrative Paintings, Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum, 1940, cat. no. 155; The Birth of Impressionism from Constable to Monet, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow, 1997.
Publications Catalogue of French Paintings, Glasgow Art Gallery and Museums, 1953, p. 67; French Paintings and Drawings Illustrated Summary Catalogue, Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, 1985, p. 76; French School Catalogue, vol. 2 (Illustrations), Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum, 1967, p. 119; Glasgow Art Galleries, Catalogue of Pictures, 1935, p. 157.
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Dr Georgia Toutziari



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