Storming A Fort During Franco-Prussian War, Paul Louis Narcisse Grolleron (French, 1848 – 1901), oil on canvas, 28.75″ x 23.25″
Paul Louis Narcisse Grolleron was a French genre painter and illustrator who studied under Leon Bonnat (1833-1922), an accomplished portraitist and renowned collector. After Grolleron’s first exhibition in 1873, he gained a reputation for his ability to capture dramatic moments on the battlefield and create poignant portraits of military men. His intensely moving canvases depicting the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 earned him respect in Europe, as well as in the United States. His works can be found in Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and many other fine museums.