Tuesday, 29 October 2013

"Sauvons Nos Aigles!"

Imperial Guard Plancenoit 1815

"Let's save our eagles!"

The Imperial Guard withdraw from Plancenoit during the battle of Waterloo crying "Let's save our eagles!" after being overwhelmed by the Prussian attack. The wonderful bust from CGS Military Figures certainly conjures up the thoughts and images of the bravery and ultimate sacrifice of Napoleon's Imperial Guard at Waterloo and this provided easy inspiration for the painting of this bust.

The Storming of Plancenoit by Ludwig Elsholtz

The Prussians attack Plancenoit by Adolf Northern

My Completed 200mm Imperial Guard Bust by CGS Military Figures (sculpted by Carl Reid)

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