MONUMENTAL & HISTORIC WATERCOLOR - A REMARKABLE WORK! Plate 4 shows a portion of the painting before restoration and plate 5 shows the same portion after restoration....Plate #12 shows an actual stone lithograph of the painting (the litho does not show the tiled floor which is very obvious in the painting). As to the restoration that was expertly done, some small areas of water staining, two small punctures, small edge tears, stretcher impression have all been totally restored by our Conservator.. You cannot see the water stains and all previous problems have now been restored.
This art work is a remarkable record of the end of Napoleon's Grand Army made by an Officer who was there and participated and was the chap who wrote the Book. His Book is entitled With Napoleon's Army in Russia (cover page plate 9) and it was by. Faber du Faur who was the officer who painted and wrote the book. The drawings name is the. Lichtenstein Café This is the original and highly Important watercolor gouche that all the very popular stone lithographs of Lichtenstein Cafe were made from.In this drawing there is so much to take in, each face can tell a story. The quality is so very strong and beautifully executed. Notice the faces and especially the Hands of the 2 Rabbis right above the Midget, and the Nicotine stains on the Ceiling, the smoke from Cigarettes and steam coming from the tea cups and the disheveled look on the Jewish Midget to the right of the seated Boy. The stares on all the faces so intent. Du Faur left out nothing. Russian troops were on their way to catching the French. The French Soldiers were with the Townspeople in the Cafe The Cafe is what the French Troops used as their headquarters. Please take your time in feeling the looks of the folk in that Cafe. This Painting gives a great feel as to how the locals felt about the French who were leaving to get away from the incoming Russian Troops. The Townsfolk did not want to anger the Russians and accommodating a French Soldier did not make for to rosy a future with the Russians headed to Town. The Lichtenstein Cafe has been totally restored and now looks just Marvelous. The provenance does not get stronger then the previous owner which was noted. The looks both of the Jews and of the French Soldiers in the Cafe are so very serious and somber. There is such such depth of Character in this Painting / Watercolor Gouache. Just below to see the other watercolor gouache of the French Troops in Vilna on their retreat from Moscow also to view my current offerings Be sure to bookmark my page by clicking favorites list.. Please go thru my feedback. Check out my other items. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. Please note that all our e bay auctions are now Private listings.
Venue for resolution of any legal dispute is New York City New York. The item "WATERCOLOR GOUACH NAPOLEON vs RUSSIA byChristian Wilhelm von Faber Du Faur" is in sale since Thursday, January 5, 2017. This item is in the category "Art\Mixed Media Art & Collage Art".
The seller is "naruko" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia.