Bivouac of soldiers in front of a castle , circa 1820
Oil on canvas
Signed bottom left
With frame: 80.5 x 93 cm
Oak frame gilded with gold leaf.
Price: 8500 €
The painter gives us here a scene of the daily life of the soldiers rather than a combat scene. The atmosphere is relaxed; the soldiers eat their fill and warm themselves around a fire at the foot of a castle.
In the background a pretty panoramic view of the valley and the sky allows us to embrace the whole landscape.
Adolphe Roehn begins to paint in a self-taught way, without a master, historical scenes, then later, he specializes in genre painting and portraits.
He appeared in the Paris Salons from 1799 to 1866.
In 1831, he held a drawing and painting workshop for women.
He won the silver medal in the competition at the 1810 Painting and Sculpture Salon with The Day after the Battle of Eylau , commissioned by the Prince of Neufchâtel; then the gold medal at the Salon of 1819. He also won two other medals at the exhibitions in Lille in 1824 and Douai in 1826.
- The Battle of Marengo , 1801, in collaboration with M. Gadbois
- Halt of soldiers , 1804. (reproduced by lithographs)
- Interview of Napoleon I and Alexander I on the Niemen. June 25, 1807, 1808.
- French and Russian military hospital in Marienbourg. June 1807, 1808 (interpreted in engraving by Friedrich Schroeder (1768-1839)).
- Vivant Denon returning to their tombs the remains of Cid and Chimene , 1809.
- The day after the Battle of Eylau , 1809.
- Napoleon’s bivouac on the battlefield of Wagram. Night of July 5 to 6, 1809, 1810 (interpreted in engraving by Heinrich Guttenberg ).
- Bonaparte receives at Millesimo the flags taken from the enemy. April 16, 1796, 1812.
- Entry of the French army into Danzig. May 27, 1807, 1812.
- Louis XVI, at the sojourn of the blessed, receives the Duke of Enghien (1814).
- 1830, Tarbes Museum of Fine Arts
- Combat at Gillette, October 19, 1793 1.
- Capture of the Perulle camp. April 10, 1793, 1836.
- Entry of the French army into Chambéry. September 25, 1792, 1837.
Museums: Paris, Musée Marmottan; Avignon; Le Havre; Versailles.