or: Pyle inspired by de Neuville?
|The Attack upon the Chew House, 1898 - Howard Pyle 1912-92|
Two days after Howard Pyle died, muralist Edwin Howland Blashfield eulogized him in a letter to their mutual friend, architect Cass Gilbert:
Dear Mr Gilbert
I was shocked to hear of Howard Pyle’s death and very very sorry too for I think he had before him years of work and I believe that his European trip would have put even more of interest into his beautiful talent. His canvas in the State Capitol of Minnesota is the finest battle-piece I’ve ever seen except that of the Bourget by De Neuville (which latter depends largely on its episodical quality).
His death is a very great loss
Edwin H Blashfield
I wish I had known him better
[The letter comes from the Cass Gilbert Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress.]
|Le Bourget, 30 octobre 1870, 1873 - Alphonse Marie de Neuville (1835-1885)|
For more on the Pyle ~ http://howardpyle.blogspot.com/2012/04/i-hope-sometime-for-you-to-see-original.html