Tuesday, March 19, 2013

18th Century Gallery by J. O. B.

Onfray de Breville (also known as J. O. B.) was a French painter of the late 1800s-early 1900s.  The pictures are delightful, but better yet is the accuracy of the uniforms.  Uniform accuracy is very rare in art.  I hope that God will raise up some Christian historical artists (who paint accurate uniforms!)  Perhaps these paintings, or those in my other galleries will inspire a Christian artist.

The first painting is of Braddock's army on the march.  A sick George Washington rides in the wagon.

The next painting is of the Battle of the Monongahela.  Washington tries to rally the panicked soldiers with no success.

The last painting is not of the French and Indian War at all, but of the Battle of Fontenoy (1745).  It depicts the final action which secured the French victory: the charge of the elite Maison du Roi into the British column.

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