L[eon] Allard. [French Infantry Soldier]. 1875. Watercolor. 19 x 12 (paper). Signed and dated in ink lower right. Repaired chip at bottom. Very good condition.
This watercolor is attributed to Leon Allard; very little is known about the artist except that he was from Belgium. This meticulously drawn image depicts a French soldier of the Third Republic not long after the end of the Franco-Prussian War.