Thursday, 3 July 2014

Painted Voltaire

(Originally posted on 14/08/12)

Here we have Voltaire and his man servant 'Wee Jocky' (late of the Royal Ecossais)

No many colour illustrations of Voltaire I'm afraid, so had to make a guess at colour scheme .

Voltaire and Wee Jocky watch the Chasseurs De Sombreuil go through their manoeuvres . Voltaire's thoughts on light infantry tactics were not well received in French military circles and copies of his pamphlet ' Mes reflexions sur L'utilisation De L'infanterie Legere' are very hard to come by !.

1 comment:

  1. Nice work on Volaire, one of our most famous men in France...