Paul-Émile PERBOYRE (1826-1914)
Painter of battles born in Horbourg near Colmar in 1826, died in 1914. He was a pupil of Leon Bonnat. He exhibited in Paris at the Salon of French Artists, in which one he became a member in 1909. He obtained an honorable mention in 1908.Perboyre was well known for his many paintings of Napoleon battles scene. He knew how to exalt the patriotic feeling through the glory of the Emperor.The battles, the magazines, the portraits of Napoleon and his principal marshals and generals are part of his corpus.He also knew how to paint genre scenes and was a witness of the Parisian life of the 20th century. His paintings are now in private collections and in institutions around the world.
-Bénézit, dictionnaire des peintres, Gründ, 1999.
-Gerald Schurr “Les petits maîtres de la peinture”.
Oil on canvas
Signed lower right
– 50,5 x 65 cm (81,5 x 66 cm cadre inclus)
“L’Empereur Napoléon Ier remet la Légion d’Honneur à un cavalier du 4ème Rgt. de Dragon à Iéna”.