The Battle of Alexandria, on the 21st of March 1801 / La Bataille d’Alexandrie, le 21me de Mars 1801
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About the artist
Antoine [Anthony] Cardon, engraver and print publisher, was born in Brussels, the son of the painter and engraver Antoine Joseph Cardon (1739-1822). At the age of 20 he moved to London, where he entered the Royal Academy Schools. Cardon later established himself as a successful engraver and print publisher and, from 1802 to 1808 he was based in Clipstone Street in Marylebone. Most of his works were stipple engravings and he became one of the leading exponents in the medium. Cardon produced a vast body of work during his lifetime. He died at his home near Warren Street in London, reputedly as a result of overwork and exhaustion.
Philip James de Loutherbourg, was born in Germany, the son of a miniaturist and engraver. The family moved to Paris in 1755 where he studied with Carle Van Loo and Jean-Georges Wille, before entering the studio of François Joseph Casanova. He left Paris in 1768 to travel through France, Switzerland and the Rhineland. In 1771 he arrived in London, where David Garrick gave him control of the scenery at Drury Lane Theatre. He remained at the theatre when Sheridan took over. In 1781, he became a member of the Royal Academy. He travelled throughout the UK on sketching tours and began painting naval victories in the 1790s. In 1807 he was made Historical Painter to the Duke of Gloucester. He died in Hammersmith, aged 71.
- Abercromby, Sir Ralph
- horseback, topography, group portrait, telescope, horse, smoke, 19th century costume, military uniform, kilt, boots, breeches, trunk, flag, death, cannon ball, musket, rifle (military), sword, soldier, French Revolutionary War, Battle of Alexandria
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- The Battle of Alexandria, on the 21st of March 1801 / La Bataille d’Alexandrie, le 21me de Mars 1801
- published 1806
- Purchased from Colnaghi, April 1952
- Prince Lowenstein
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