Ron Embleton (biography)Medium:
Gouache on BoardSize:
18" x 17" (450mm x 430mm)Date:
Signed by Artist lower rightThis is the Signed original Gouache painting by Ron Embleton.
A stunning piece by Embleton depicting the French led by a wounded Marquis de Montcalm, fighting during the French and Indian war.
The sky is awash with fire and smoke so dense the sky is no longer visible. Soldiers silhouetted in the distance contrast with the minute accuracy with which the foreground personages are painted. The fur lining on the Marquis' tunic and the soldiers' facial features create a strong sense of reality and mood.
The left hand panel depicts in monochromatic green the wounded after the battle making their way almost zombie-like to their next camp.