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This is a large fine 19th century oil painting depicting the Emperor Napoleon entering a Spanish garrison during ‘An Incident in the Peninsular War’ circa 1809 by the celebrated Royal Academy painter Robert Alexander Hillingford (1828-1904). The painting is signed by the artist and sold in a superb quality newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf swept frame. It is testament to the enduring popularity of the painting that it is widely available today to buy as a print. The painting being sold here is, of course, the original oil painting by Hillingford.

As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in excellent condition, having just been professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

Robert Alexander Hillingford was a highly successful Victorian painter of historical and literary scenes. He is most famous for his highly detailed paintings of the Napoleonic Wars as well as Shakespearean subjects. Between 1864 and 1902 Hillingford exhibited 29 works at the Royal Academy, and numerous others the British Institution, and the Royal Society of British Artists in London.

Dimensions: (framed) 94cm x 68cm (37” x 27”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 76cm x 51cm (30” x 20”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Superb quality gilt metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.


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