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French Crimean War Officers

Posted by Marvin on 13 Apr 2019, 13:30

Continuing my theme of painting Strelets Crimean War officers, here's my latest batch :-) :-

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Marshal Pélissier

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Fenton's 1855 photograph of Pélissier:

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General Bosquet

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Fenton's photograph of Bosquet:

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Other unnamed French officers and staff:

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My blog contains some info on the two named French Officers - https://suburbanmilitarism.wordpress.com/2019/04/07/french-personalities-of-the-crimean-war/

Cheers

Marvin
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 13 Apr 2019, 13:47

Wow! :shock:

I thought I became accustomed to your superb painting style by now...
... and yet again you managed to "wow" me that intensely.

First-rate painting and indeed we are not worthy. :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
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Posted by Marvin on 13 Apr 2019, 14:20

Erich von Manstein wrote:Wow! :shock:

I thought I became accustomed to your superb painting style by now...
... and yet again you managed to "wow" me that intensely.

First-rate painting and indeed we are not worthy. :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:


Thank you so much Erich, that means a lot. :oops: :yeah:
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 13 Apr 2019, 14:59

Fascinating painting style! :yeah: :-D
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 13 Apr 2019, 15:07

Great blog entry. It looks to me like Strelets attempted to model what was in Pelissier's hand in the famous photograph, but Strelets failed to realize he was holding his unusually fluffy hat!
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Posted by Marvin on 13 Apr 2019, 15:13

Bluefalchion wrote:Great blog entry. It looks to me like Strelets attempted to model what was in Pelissier's hand in the famous photograph, but Strelets failed to realize he was holding his unusually fluffy hat!


That's really interesting, I didn't link the two together at all. Certainly all that Strelets has modelled in the end is more a limp, shapeless object than any hat I can see! :xd:
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 13 Apr 2019, 16:31

Marvin wrote:
That's really interesting, I didn't link the two together at all. Certainly all that Strelets has modelled in the end is more a limp, shapeless object than any hat I can see! :xd:


Well that's probably why you keep me around. :D
Every 100 posts or so, I put forward a good one. :mrgreen:
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 13 Apr 2019, 21:57

You did it again! Mamma mia!
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Posted by Wiking on 13 Apr 2019, 23:33

Enviable.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 14 Apr 2019, 05:16

Praiseworthy indeed, :thumbup: and well deserving of approval and admiration. :coffee: BB
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Posted by MABO on 14 Apr 2019, 09:08

I have no more superlatives to add.
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Posted by Michael Robert on 14 Apr 2019, 19:54

Fantastique!
Beautifully painted figures. Love them!
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