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Battle Scene

Photo credit: Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens

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Courtois was born in the French region of Burgundy, the son of a minor painter. At 15 he joined the army in Milan, Italy, and spent time sketching attacks and skirmishes. After three years he left to paint full time. He worked with the artists Guido Reni and Francesco Albani in Bologna and finally settled in Rome. Here he began to produce the large, dramatic battle scenes for which he is best known.

Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    97.5 x 199 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    gift from Miss Beckett, 1944


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Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens

Torre Abbey The King's Drive, Torquay, Devon TQ2 5JE England

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