19th Century Oil Painting by Lucien-Pierre Sergent (France) – Napoleon Crossing the Alps


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  • A 19th century oil painting by the well listed French artist Lucien Pierre Sergent (1849-1904) | oil on canvas | A painting of Napoleon crossing the Alps | The oil painting is signed and dated by the artist “L. Sergent 1891” in the lower left | Mounted on tempered Masonite | The Painting is housed in a beautiful antique gilt wood frame that includes a brass plaque “Lucien P Sergent 1849 – 1904″ | Measures 32″ x 38.25” | Lucien P. Sergent | Oil on Canvas on Board.

    About the Artist Lucien-Pierre Sergent (From Wikipedia)
    Lucien-Pierre Sergent (8 June 1849 – 1904) was a French academic painter known for his military art.  Sergent was born in 1849 at Massy in the Seine-et-Oise department.  He was known as a student of Vauchelet Pils and Jean-Paul Laurens.  His 1874 painting, Le dernier effort à la porte Ballan, fin de la bataille de Sedan 1re septembre 1870 was purchased by the French government. It was installed at Prytanée National Militaire in the city of La Flèche.  Publicity pamphlet for “Land and Naval Battles of Vicksburg, Panorama in Asakusa Park, Tokyo,” a cyclorama mural by Sergent which was exhibited in Japan circa 1890s.  His 1888 painting The Battles of Vicksburg, was a 360° panorama of the land and naval battles of Vicksburg in 1863 during the American Civil War. The work was completed and first exhibited in Paris; and it was subsequently shown in New York City, Chicago and San Francisco before it was installed in Tokyo.


    Chavignerie, Emile et al. (1882). Dictionnaire général des artistes de l’école française, p. 494., p. 494, at Google Books
    Montrosier, Eugène. (1881). Les peintres militaires, p. 62.
    Karel, David. (1992). “Bertrand, Joseph” in Dictionnaire des artistes de langue française en Amérique du Nord, p. 78., p. 78, at Google Books
    “Land and Naval Battles of Vicksburg, Panorama in Asakusa Park, Tokyo,” c. 1891; retrieved 2011-06-03


    Chavignerie, Emile Bellier de la Chavignerie and Louis Auvray. (1882). Dictionnaire général des artistes de l’école française depuis l’origine des arts du dessin jusqu’à nos jours. Architectes, peintres, sculpteurs, graveurs et lithographes. Paris: Renouard. OCLC 4385528
    Karel, David. (1992). Dictionnaire des artistes de langue française en Amérique du Nord: peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs, graveurs, photographes et orfèvres. Québec: Musée du Québec. ISBN 9782763772356; OCLC 27223982
    Montrosier, Eugène. (1881). Les peintres militaires : contenant les biographies de MM. de Neuville, Detaille, Berne-Bellecour, Dupray, Jazet, Couturier, Sergent, Chaperon, Protais, Médard et Walker. Paris: Librairie artistique, H. Launette. OCLC 123093472

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    Drawings in the Louvre
    Battles of Vicksburg, cyclorama in Tokyo, circa 1891
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    Categories: 1849 births1904 deaths19th-century French paintersFrench male painters20th-century French painters

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    Artist / Maker

    Lucien Pierre Sergent


    19th Century










    L (up to 40 in.)


    Battle Scene, Equestrian, Landscape, Marching Soldiers, Military


    Canvas on Board