Gavin Claxton


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‘The Wounded Cuirassier’ by Gustave Wappers (1803-1874).

The painting – which depicts a fallen cavalryman at the end of battle – is signed by the artist and presented in a bespoke gold metal leaf frame.

All our paintings are sold in the finest condition they can be for their age having been professionally cleaned, conserved and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

Gustave Wappers studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and later in Paris where he was greatly influenced by the literature and art of the French Romantic Movement. Upon returning to Belgium, he found great success exhibiting at the Brussels Salons becoming one of the most celebrated painters of his generation. As the founder and foremost painter of Belgian Romanticism he had a profound effect on Flemish art in the 19th century, and in 1834 was appointed official painter to King Leopold.

From 1839 he served as director of the Antwerp Academy where his many pupils included Ford Madox Brown, Jozef Van Lerius, and Lawrence Alma-Tadema.

Dimensions: (framed) 75cm x 84cm (29½” x 33”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 58cm x 67cm (22¾” x 26¼”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold 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: Very good. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.


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