A patrol of Chasseurs Alpins - Vosges, Summer 1916
A patrol of Chasseurs Alpins - Vosges, Summer 1916, by Pierre Comba (1859-1934). Comba dedicated himself to the representation of the French military, in particular the Chasseurs Alpins, nicknamed 'Les Diables Bleus'. At the time of WW1, Comba's watercolours were being reproduced as postcards To The Glory Of The Blue Devils. He was a member of the Society of Military Painters and of the French Alpine Club, and a recipient of the Palmes Acad魩ques (an honour from the French Government for outstanding achievements in the Arts or Literature). He was also deeply involved in charities dealing with soldiers in Nice and in the Alpes-Maritimes region. Date: 1916
© David Cohen Fine Art/Mary Evans Picture Library
Winter sports in the Vosges
Winter sports in the Vosges, the Munster Valley and the Hohneck with a skier zooming down a snowy slope between fir trees. Travel and tourism poster for Alsace and Lorraine Railways.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/ONSLOW AUCTIONS LIMITED
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