Émile BOUTIGNY (1854-1929)
Born March 11, 1854 in Paris. Died in 1929. French. Painter of history and military subjects. Pupil of Cabanel at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, he exhibited regularly at the Salon from 1876 to 1929, obtaining a third class medal in 1884, a second medal in 1889, a silver medal at the Universal Exhibition of 1899 and 1900. He also exhibited in Chicago. He was made Knight of the Legion of Honor. Military painter, he made a huge billboard for the city of Tourcoing, recounting the Battle of Tourcoing, May 19, 1794. He illustrated the songs of the soldier Paul Deroulede.
– Bénézit, “Dictionnaire des peintres”, Grund, 1999
MUSEUM : Arras, Albi, Lyon, Tourcoing
Oil on canvas
Signed lower left E. Boutigny, 1922
– 125 x 72 cm (150 x 100 cm cadre inclus)
– 49 x 28 in. (59 x 39 1/3 in. framed)