Auguste Raffet (1804-1860)

Auguste_Bry_-_Portrait_of_RaffetDenis-Auguste-Marie Raffet studied in the workshop of Nicolas Charlet. He did not succeed as an academic
painter, but developed an illustrative style mainly in the military genre.

Soldiers of the First Republic


He was also one the illustrators sought after by Philipon for La Caricature. But Raffet soon disliked the radical republican element of La Caricature and le Charivari. Instead of a political cartoonist he became a retrospective lithographer of the first Empire upholding the Napoleonic legend, with a touch of nostalgia and ardent patriotism. 
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