Photo, Print, Drawing Departure of Soldiers to a Battle.
About this Item
- Departure of Soldiers to a Battle.
- Originally, this unsigned wash drawing of soldiers leaving for battle was attributed to Johann-Philipp Lembke, but it is now considered to be the work of Jacques Courtois (1621-76). Courtois was a French painter who lived most of his life in Italy; he is also known as Il Borgognone. Following his training as an artist, Courtois served in the French military. He is widely recognized for his depictions of battles, often done in wash drawing. This style, which is produced by applying a series of monochrome washes over a pen or pencil outline, was very popular with 17th-century landscape painters. The pen defines the image, while the washes provide depth. The drawing is from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection at the Brown University Library, the foremost American collection devoted to the history and iconography of soldiers and soldiering, and one of the world's largest collections devoted to the study of military and naval uniforms.
- Courtois, Jacques, 1621-1676 Artist.
Created / Published
- [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1659.
- - 1659
- - Armies in art
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource extent: 1 drawing; 43 x 24.1 centimeters.
- - Original resource at: Brown University Library.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
- 1 online resource.
- Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection
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Chicago citation style:
Courtois, Jacques, Artist. Departure of Soldiers to a Battle. , 1659. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669861/.
APA citation style:
Courtois, J. (1659) Departure of Soldiers to a Battle. , 1659. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669861/.
MLA citation style:
Courtois, Jacques, Artist. Departure of Soldiers to a Battle. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021669861/>.