Oil on canvas: 81.3 x 100.3 cm / 32 x 39.5 in
Signed and dated '1921' lower left
Painter of history, portraits and genre scens.
Albert Bettannier was a pupil of Henri Lehman, Diogène Maillart and Isidore Pills. He regularly showed work at the Salon de Paris from 1881, winning an honourabmle mention in the same year and a third class medal in 1885. He was made a Chevalier in the Légion d’Honneur in 1901.
A painter who craved the recovery of lost lands and glory, he produced paintings calculated to revive the patriotism of those defeated in 1870.
Metz 1851 - 1932
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 2, p. 384.