BOMBLED Louis Charles


Oil on panel: 32 x 40 cm / 12.6 x 15.7 in
Signed and dated '1890' lower right

Painter of military subjects; watercolourist, draughtsman and illustrator.

Louis Charles Bombled was the son of the Dutch painter Karel Frederik Bombled. He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris, where he received an honourable mention in 1885 and a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1900. He was a draughtsman and watercolour artist and seems to have preferred to concentrate almost exclusively on military subjects. He was a very popular illustrator and seemed to empathise with the books he worked on. Among these are several by James Fenimore Cooper, including “The Deerslayer”, “The Pioneers”, “Las Cases”, several by Walter Scott, including “Ivanhoe” and “Quentin Durward”. He also produced illustrations for contemporary publications, including “La Caricature”, “Le Chat Noir”et “l’Illustration”.

Chantilly 1862 - Pierrefonds 1927
French School


E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 2, p. 776.