Édouard Detaille: Officer of the Grenadiers à Cheval de la Garde Impériale with a captured flag of the enemy (19th century)
The French artist Jean-Baptiste Édouard Detaille (1848-1912) is especially known for his militairy paintings of the French army. This drawing shows 2 French officers of the Imperial Guard of Napoleon. The rider in front is of the 'Grenadiers à Cheval de la Garde Impériale' - the Horse Grenadiers of the French Imperial Guard. Behind him is a rider of the 'Dragons de la Garde impériale' - the 'Dragoons of the French Imperial Guard. Drawing from the 19th century.