ROUSSELOT LUCIEN, 25th DIRECTORY CAVALRY regiment (1799-1802), intended for the Maps of Commander Bucquoy, 20th century: Original watercolor. 26646-6
Original watercolor, format 26.8 cm x 18.7 cm, signed lower right “L ROUSSELOT”, dated “1932”.
Watercolor produced for the series of cards “THE UNIFORMS OF THE FIRST EMPIRE” 203rd series, volume IV, Chapter XIV.
In a perfect state.
Lucien ROUSSELOT, born May 4, 1900, died May 4, 1992. Official painting of the army, knight of the Legion of Honor, officer of Arts and Letters, knight of the Academic Palms.
Painter and illustrator of military subjects, during his career, he produced an abundant iconography dealing with the uniforms worn within the French Army over a vast period ranging from the 16th century to the end of the 19th century. From the 1920s he worked as an illustrator and uniformologist for the magazine Le Passepoil directed by Eugène-Louis Bucquoy, for whom he also illustrated some of the series of cards devoted to the uniforms of the First Empire. A member of the company La Sabretache, he also collaborated for the company's magazine Le Carnet de la Sabretache until the 1990s. His work, considered major, is the series of 106 uniformological plates dealing, for more than half of they, French uniforms worn during the First Empire The French Army, its uniforms, its armament, its equipment which he produced from 1943 to 19701. For the creation of his paintings and his plates he used articulated mannequins of soldiers and soldiers. miniature horses that he had made at 1/7th scale, accompanied by accessories2. He is buried in Marles en Brie (Seine et Marne).
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