Louis Haghe

Council of War at Courtray

1839, exhibited 1839

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Louis Haghe 1806–1885
Watercolour on paper
Support: 762 × 711 mm
Presented by Robert Vernon 1847

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Louis Haghe was a Belgian watercolourist who also made lithographs of landscapes, topographical and architectural views, both from his own designs and those of his contemporaries. He was a specialist in tinted lithographs and in 1842 collaborated with the celebrated Scottish artist, David Roberts, to create a six-volume set of hand­-coloured lithographs based on Robert’s sketches of Egypt and the Holy Land.

This work, showing the Council of War at Courtray, is an unusual choice of subject matter for Haghe but is painted with as much attention to detail as he used when hand-colouring lithographs.

Gallery label, August 2004

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