Battle scene by Jules Machard


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Jules Machard

Sampans, 1839 – Bellevue, 1900

Battle scene

260 x 190 mm – 10 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.

Pen and black ink on paper.

Stamped signature J. Machard (L. 5030) lower right.


Bibliography: Virginie Frelin and Elisabeth Coulon, Jules Machard, le culte de la ligne, exhibition catalogue, 4 April to 15 June 2003, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dole, repr. fig. 12, p. 52.

This drawing belongs to a set of 85 drawings from the studio of Jules Machard presented by Drawings-online. Read our focus on the artist.


Executed in Italy when Jules Machard was a student at the Villa Medici, this drawing illustrating The Sack of an Italian City is a project for a painting executed at the occasion of his third consignment to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1870. This project was never carried out because the Institute considered that the execution of such a work would take too long. Jules Machard decided to send his painting The Death of Medusa  (Besançon, Musée des Beaux-Arts, inv. D.874.1.1).