Paul Louis Narcisse Grolleron (French, 1848 – 1901), Storming A Fort During Franco-Prussian War, oil on canvas, 28.75″ x 23.25″
Grolleron was taught by Léon Bonnat and appeared at the Paris Salon from 1873. He painted genre scenes and several portraits, but above all history paintings and military subjects, which were greatly appreciated by the public. Among these works were A Reunion in 1870; Detachment of French Infantry; Seated Fantassin; Defending the Road; Fight in a Factory within Paris City Walls and Soldier of the First Empire on Guard.
Paul Louis Narcisse Grolleron born June 14, 1848 in Seignelay (Yonne) and died October 28, 1901 in Paris. A pupil of Léon Bonnat, he obtained the 3rd class medal at the salon in 1886. He is best known for his numerous paintings of the Franco-German War of 1870. He married the actress Marthe Dufrêne.