Combat Gallery Sunday: The Martial Art of Emil Hünten

Much as once a week I like to take time off to cover warships (Wednesdays), on Sundays (when I feel like working), I like to cover military art and the painters, illustrators, sculptors, photographers and the like that produced them.

Combat Gallery Sunday: The Martial Art of Emil Hünten

Emil Johannes Hünten was born the son of a German composer residing in Paris on 19 January 1827. Studing at the at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, then later in Antwerp and Dusseldorf, he was a painter who specialized in oils on canvas. Choosing to cover historical subjects, his work on Fredrick the Great and his battles drew attention.

Emil Hünten (1827 - 1902) 5 Emil Hünten (1827 - 1902) 7
This led to Hunten being attached to the Prussian Army in the 1864 war with Denmark, the 1866 conflict with Austria and, in his magnum opus period, the Franco-Prussian War in 1870-71.

Emil Hünten (1827 - 1902) 9 Emil Hünten (1827 - 1902)

Marshall Forwards

Marshall Forwards

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Prussian Hussar

Prussian Hussar

Raid on rail line. Note the dead Prussian sentry.

Raid on rail line. Note the dead Prussian sentry.

Wounded Lifeguard

Wounded Lifeguard

Prussian Army Crown Prince and Chief of Staff Helmuth Moltke (the elder) meet at Battle of Königgrätz. Note our lifeguard from above is making a cameo

Prussian Army Crown Prince and Chief of Staff Helmuth Moltke (the elder) meet at Battle of Königgrätz. Note our lifeguard from above is making a cameo

Prussian Army Crown Prince and Chief of Staff (Generalstabschef) Helmuth Moltke

Prussian Army Crown Prince and Chief of Staff (Generalstabschef) Helmuth Moltke

He became a member of the Berlin Academy, was well liked, garnered numerous awards, and created some of the most memorable portraits of the German Kaisers out there before his death in 1902.

Hunten’s paintings hang throughout Europe, mostly in Germany.

Thank you for your work, sir.


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