Alphonse de Neuville's "The Spy" and the Legacy of the Franco-Prussian War

  title={Alphonse de Neuville's "The Spy" and the Legacy of the Franco-Prussian War},
  author={Robert R. Jay},
  journal={Metropolitan Museum Journal},
  pages={151 - 162}
  • Robert R. Jay
  • Published 1984
  • Art
  • Metropolitan Museum Journal
  • IN THE RELATIVELY peaceful period between the end of the first Napoleonic empire and 1870, military painting did not enjoy great popularity in France. Military painters had limited heroic material to draw on in this period, and although extensively patronized by both Louis-Philippe and Napoleon III, artists like Horace Vernet and Adolphe Yvon evoked little sympathy among the more progressive critics. In his Salon review of 1859, Paul Mantz referred to the ponderous documentary approach of… CONTINUE READING
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