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Joseph-Louis-Hippolyte Bellang, 1800-1866

Soldier Assisting a Priest

Medium: watercolor with graphite underdrawing on cream, moderately thick, slightly textured, wove paper
Dimensions: height: 14.3 cm, width: 15.7 cm.
Date: 1860
Category: genre | biblical/religious
Subject: man | military
Inscriptions and Markings: "Hte Bellang? 1860" in watercolor, lower right, recto
Exhibition History: French Painting from David to Courbet, Detroit Institute of Arts, 1950, no. 60, p. 35; War ? la Mode: Military Paintings from the Forbes Collection, Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, 1977
Bibliography: Detroit Institute of Arts. French Painting from David to Courbet. Detroit: Detroit Institute of Arts. 1950.: p. 35. Forbes, Christopher and Margaret Kelly. War ? la Mode: Military Pictures by Meissonier, Detaille, de Neuville and Berne-Bellecour from the Forbes Magazine Collection. New York: Forbes. 1975.: cat. no. W10.
Provenance: William T. Walters (1819-1894), Baltimore.
Collection: The Walters Art Museum
Credit Line: Acquired by William T. Walters
Object Number: WAM 37.1368