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Art prints & frames, handmade in England since 1982

The Defence of Rorke's Drift

Art print by Alphonse Marie de Neuville #101229

About the artist

Alphonse Marie de Neuville was born in Saint Omer in 1836 and is famous as a painter particularly for his passion for the army and for military themes.

From a young age de Neuville was encouraged by his schoolmaster, who noticed that he had a talent for drawing. Early in his career he became acquainted with Delacroix and, in 1859, he won a medal for the first painting he exhibited.

He was later commissioned by the Cercle Artistiques to paint Garibaldi Taking Waves and with this, and subsequent commissions, he rapidly acquired the respect of the artistic establishment.

De Neuville was too weak to take part in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 and this meant that he was able to concentrate on being a ‘chronicler in paint’ instead. A succession of successful military canvases established his position and his work is now exhibited in many public galleries, including the Museums of Lille and Dijon.

Alphonse Marie de Neuville


Claire W. Verified

2 months ago

Excellent quality print, bought as a gift for my husband. It arrived very quickly and was well-packaged. It is now framed and looks amazing.