'A Machine Gun Company of Chasseurs Alpins in the Barren Winter Landscape of the Vosges' by Flameng

François Flameng

François Flameng (1856-1923) was a successful French painter during the last quarter of the 19th century and the first quarter of the 20th. He was the son of a celebrated engraver and received a first-rate education in his craft. Flameng initially received renown for his history painting and portraiture, and became a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts. He decorated such important civic buildings as the Sorbonne and the Opera Comique, and also produced advertising work. Flameng was granted France's highest civilian honor, the Legion d'Honneur, and designed France's first bank notes.


F.43 (SCWPM P.76)

5000 Francs, Flameng

Imp BdF
Sig. 13, 1/26/1918

Flameng, F. INV
Robert, J. SC