The greatest painter of wars and horses: Franz Roubaud

“Battle of Elisavetpol 1826”

Franz Roubaud is a Russian painter, born June 15, 1856 and died March 13, 1928. Franz Roubaud took painting lessons in Germany where he studied at the Munich Academy, with famous painters (especially Joseph von Brandt, specialist of military painting) .He worked at the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. He won a gold medal at the Great Berlin Art Exhibition in 1895. He traveled a lot in Paris between 1903 and 1912. In 1913, he left the Russian Empire to settle in Munich, where he died.
Rebaud created gigantic, highly detailed panoramic paintings of historical battles, which were so large that they had to be displayed in specially constructed buildings (example of his work “The Battle of Borodino 1812” which measures 116 m (= 380 feet).

The left half of “The Battle of Borodino 1812” ( Image source: en.wikipedia )
“Cossacks” ( Image source: commons.wikimedia / Sotheby’s )
“Count Argutinsky crossing the Caucasian range” 1892 ( Image source: en.wikipedia )
“Circassian Horsemen at a River”1928 ( Image source: commons.wikimedia )
“Panjdeh Incident in Serhetabat” (1885,Turkmenistan) 1915 ( Image source: commons.wikimedia /  ВЭС )

Image of title, source: commons.wikimedia

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