Hippolyte Bellangé

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Hippolyte Bellangé
Joseph Louis Hippolyte Bellangé

17 January 1800
Died10 April 1866(1866-04-10) (aged 66)
Known forbattle painter

Joseph Louis Hippolyte Bellangé (17 January 1800 – 10 April 1866) was a French battle painter and printmaker.[1] His art was influenced by the wars of the first Napoleon, and while a youth, he produced several military drawings in lithography. He afterwards pursued his systematic studies under Gros, and with the exception of some portraits, devoted himself exclusively to battle-pieces. In 1824, he received a second class medal for an historical picture, and in 1834 the decoration of the Legion of Honour, of which Order he was made an officer in 1861. He also gained a prize at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1855.

Selected works[edit]

  • Battle Scene (circa 1825)[2]
  • The Entry of the French into Mons.
  • The Day after the Battle of Jemappes.
  • The Passage of the Mincio.
  • The Battle of Fleurus (at Versailles).
  • A Duel in the Time of Richelieu.
  • The Battle of Wagram (at Versailles).
  • The Taking of Teniah de Muzaia (in Salon of 1841, and now at Versailles).
  • Taking Russian Ambuscades (1857).
  • Episode of the Taking of the Malakoff (1859).
  • The Two Friends — Sebastopol, 1855 (exhibited in Salon of 1861, at London in 1862, and at Paris in 1867).
  • The Soldier's Farewell (in Leipsic Museum).
  • Military Review Under the Empire (1810) (aka Showing the Troops; 1862; in Louvre, not on display)[3][4]
  • The Soldier's Return (in Leipsic Museum).
  • The Return of Napoleon from Elba (in Salon of 1864, and Paris Exhibition, 1867).
  • The Cuirassiers at Waterloo (in Salon of 1865, and Paris Exhibition, 1867).
  • The Guard dies (in Salon of 1866, and Paris Exhibition, 1867 — his last work).



  1. ^ Trapp, Frank (1996). "Bellangé, (Joseph-Louis-)Hippolyte", vol. 3, p. 634, in The Dictionary of Art, 34 volumes, edited by Jane Turner. New York: Grove. ISBN 9781884446009. Also at Oxford Art Online (subscription required).
  2. ^ Bellangé, Hippolyte (c. 1825). "Battle Scene" (Painting). Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  3. ^ Bellangé, Hippolyte; Dauzats, Adrien (1862). "Un jour de revue sous l'Empire (1810)" (Painting). Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  4. ^ Adeline, Jules (1880). Hippolyte Bellangé et son œuvre. p. 52. Retrieved 24 March 2013.


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