Jan Chełmiński (1851 – 1925)


Lot 147. Jan van Chelminski (Polish, 1851-1925)

‘Battle of Montmirail 1814’
signed ‘Jan V. Chelminski’ (lower right) and signed and titled (on the stretcher verso)
oil on canvas
58.4 x 103.5cm (23 x 40 3/4in).



The Battle of Montmirail on 11th February 1814 would see Napoleon defeat the allied forces of Prussia and Russia, and marked the second of four victories for the Emperor during the Six Days’ Campaign. Although a victory for the outnumbered French forces, this campaign would indicate the end of the War of the Sixth Coalition and the downfall of Napoleon. As coalition forces began to push through France, placing huge pressure on its army, and eventually taking Paris at which point forcing the Emperor’s abdication.

Estimate 6,000-8,000 GBP. Bonhams. 11/21/17



Lot 148. Jan van Chelminski (Polish, 1851-1925)

‘During the battle’
signed ‘Jan V. Chelminski’ (lower left) and titled on artist’s label (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
50.8 x 76.2cm (20 x 30in).

Estimate 4,000-6,000 GBP



Lot 149. Jan van Chelminski (Polish, 1851-1925)

A column of cavalry officers
signed ‘Jan V. Chelminski’ (lower left)
oil on canvas
38.1 x 48.9cm (15 x 19 1/4in).

Estimate 3,000-5,000 GBP


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