Leon Dux French Military Watercolours
French illustrator Max Leon Dux (c.1840-1930) was clearly influenced by other French military artists, including Nicolas Toussaint-Charlet, and the artist known as Job (Jacques Marie Gaston Onfroy de Bréville), after whom some of Dux’s illustrations are copies – some of the paintings are inscribed “(Job)”. It is likely that Dux produced copies from Job’s illustrations in the book “L'Épopée du costume militaire français”, and he shared Job’s eye for detail and precision in reproducing costumes accurately. Dux was particularly interested in the French Napoleonic period and its variety of regiments, depicting the many and various costumes of hussars, chasseurs, dragoons, officers, colonels, carabiniers, cuirassiers and trumpeters. One of the paintings bears the artist’s atelier stamp.