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The Flight Before the Mammoth, Paul Jamin, 1885

They weren’t ready for a mammoth. They’d just brought ice spuds and hammers to check the fragility of the lake’s ice. It was deemed it too thin; they bored no holes, dropped no lines, caught no fish. They peered at the speed of the sky’s low, gray clouds and made predictions for when ice might be thick enough to fish on. The next snow, one said. At least a week, another said. None could agree. Then the shadow lumbered from the woods, tusks like moon slivers glowing against the night of its hide. It was a bull come to drink.

The men were no fools. “A mammoth mirrors a person’s peace,” the old phrase went, and they stepped away slowly, as one might before an incoming tide. There was, though, an addendum to the adage, often shouted by grandfathers inebriated on old berries: “Unless the bull’s in musth!”

The mammoth trumpeted and rushed the men. Had it gotten any closer, they’d have seen the ichor dripping behind its eyes, matting the reddish fur, proving it was hormonally irritable and aggressive. But none of the four had any desire to investigate. This was no time for small observations confirming a hypothesis. They ran, howling, stumbling, barely able to keep their feet in front of their tottering bodies. The bull growled and harumphed behind, bent its head to scoop up the men with its tusks, then sent a pealing trumpet through its nose with a cloud of smoky vapor. Even when the mammoth slowed, the men did not brake.

The following day, the four retraced their steps and noted whose footprints were the farthest spaced. The three teased the one for being the most afraid, but he tapped his thigh and claimed, no, he just had the longest legs.

Mort du Prince Impérial, 1882, by Paul Jamin.

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With the demise of the Second French Empire, the Prince Imperial, Napoléon Bonaparte, only son of Napoleon III, was exiled to the United Kingdom. He studied in the Royal Military Academy and subsequently became a lieutenant and served in the Zulu War in 1879.

He was ambushed by 40 Zulu Warriors in 1st June and, although he tried to resist, he succumbed from several wounds inflicted by assegais. After death the Prince was ritually disemboweled by one Hlabanatunga, a common Zulu practice to prevent his spirit seeking revenge on his killers in the afterlife.

His body returned afterwards to the United Kingdom, being moved to the Imperial Crypt at Saint Michael’s Abbey, Farnborough, Hampshire, at the side of his father.

The Zulus later claimed that they would not have killed him if they had known who he was.

List of Paintrist by Country

The first list is Armenia to Israel

Argentina

  • Leonor Fini

Armenia

  • Ivan Aivazovsky
  • Arshile Gorky

Australia

  • Knud Geelmuyden Bull
  • Sidney Nolan

Austria

  • Heinrich von Angeli
  • Luise Begas-Parmentier
  • Julius Victor Berger
  • Tina Blau
  • Frieda Blell
  • Marie Egner
  • Christian Griepenkerl
  • Gustav Klimt
  • Oskar Kokoschka
  • Carl Moll
  • Alfons Mucha
  • Leo Putz
  • Carl Rahl
  • Egon Schiele
  • Emil Jakob Schindler
  • Carl Schuch
  • Karl Sterrer
  • Frans Xavier Winterhalter
  • Olga Wisinger Florian

Belgium

  • Alfred Stevens
  • René Magritte
  • Henry de Groux
  • James Ensor
  • Henri Evenepoel
  • Alfred William Finch
  • Theo van Rysselberghe
  • Jean-François Portaels
  • Emile Claus
  • Joachim Beuckelaer
  • Peter Paul Rubens
  • Bartholomeus Spranger
  • Anthony van Dyck
  • Jacob Jordaens
  • Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Catalonia

  • Hermenegildo Anglada Camarasa

Canada

  • William Brymner
  • Clarence Gagnon
  • Emily Carr
  • A.J. Casson
  • Franklin Carmichael
  • Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald
  • Elizabeth Adela Forbes
  • Lawren Harris
  • Edwin Holgate
  • A.Y. Jackson
  • Frank Johnston
  • Arthur Lismer
  • J. E. H. MacDonald
  • Tom Thomson
  • Frederick Varley

Croatia

  • Nasta Rojc

Czech

  • Alphonse Mucha
  • Frantisek Kupka
  • Karel Skréta

Denmark

  • Christen Købke
  • Peder Severin  Krøyer
  • Marie Triepcke Krøyer
  • Laurits Tuxen
  • Karl Madsen
  • Carl Locher
  • Viggo Johansen
  • Holger Drachmann
  • Anna Ancher
  • Michael Ancher
  • Soren Emil Carlsen
  • Anders Andersen-Lundby
  • Hans Andersen Brendekilde
  • Laurits Andersen Ring
  • Paul Fischer
  • Emil Nolde

Finland

  • Adolf von Becker
  • Elin Danielson-Gambogi
  • Albert Edelfelt
  • Alfred William Finch
  • Akseli Gallen-Kallela
  • Pekka Halonen
  • Eero Järnefelt
  • Helene Schjerfbeck
  • Hugo Simberg
  • Louis Sparre

France

  • Nicolas de Largillière
  • Georges de la Tour
  • Charles Le Brun
  • Claude Lorrain
  • Philippe de Champaigne
  • Nicolas Poussin
  • Hyacinthe Rigaud
  • Simon Vouet
  • François Lemoyne
  • François Boucher
  • Jean-Honoré Fragonard
  • Jean Antoine Watteau
  • Marguerite Gérard
  • Adélaïde Labille-Guiard
  • Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun
  • Marie Gabrielle Capet
  • Adélaïde Binart
  • Rose-Adélaïde Ducreux
  • Marie-Geneviève Bouliard
  • Fernand Cormon
  • Jacques-Louis David
  • Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
  • Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin
  • Gustave Boulanger
  • Léon Bazille Perrault
  • Joseph Paul Blanc
  • François Pascal Simon Gérard
  • Henri Gervex
  • Antoine-Jean Gros
  • Auguste Antoine Masse
  • Paul Jamin
  • Charles August Mengin
  • Albert Aublet
  • Jules Joseph Lefebvre
  • Horace Vernet
  • Ernest Meissonier
  • William-Adolphe Bouguereau
  • Guillaume Seignac
  • Alexandre Cabanel
  • Benjamin Constant
  • Jean-Leon Gerome
  • Paul Delaroche
  • Eugène Fromentin
  • François Flameng
  • Léon Bonnat
  • Eugène Delacroix
  • Carolus-Duran
  • Henri Fantin-Latour
  • Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
  • Jean-François Millet
  • Théodore Rousseau
  • Narcisse Virgile Diaz de la Peña
  • Charles-Francois Daubigny
  • Régis François Gignoux
  • Henri Joseph Harpignies
  • Jules Dupré
  • Constant Troyon
  • Félix Ziem
  • Emile van Marcke
  • François Louis Français
  • Robert Wylie
  • Gustave Courbet
  • Honoré Daumier
  • Eugène Boudin
  • Johan Barthold Jongkind
  • Claude Monet
  • Armand Guillaumin
  • Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  • Camille Pissaro
  • Alfred Sisley
  • Gustave Caillebotte
  • Marie Bracquemond
  • Mary Cassatt
  • Eva Gonzalès
  • Berthe Morisot
  • Édouard Manet
  • Edgar Degas
  • Frédéric Bazille
  • Paul Cezanne
  • Henri Toulouse-Lautrec
  • Suzanne Valadon
  • Paul Gauguin
  • Émile Bernard
  • Henri Rousseau
  • Charles Guerin
  • Vincent van Gogh
  • Gaston La Touche
  • Georges Seurat
  • Paul Signac
  • Henri-Edmond Cross
  • Maximilian Luce
  • Hippolyte Petitjean
  • Henri Lebasque
  • Lucien Pissarro
  • Maxime Maufra
  • Paul Serusier
  • Édouard Vuillard
  • Félix Vallotton
  • Pierre Bonnard
  • Maurice Denis
  • Gustave Moreau
  • Jean Louis Forain
  • Pierre Puvis de Chavannes
  • Maurice Utrillo
  • Odilon Redon
  • James Tissot
  • Jacques-Émile Blanche
  • Jean Béraud
  • Henri Matisse
  • André Derain
  • Marc Chagall
  • Maurice de Vlaminck
  • Raoul Dufy
  • Louis Valtat
  • Albert Marquet
  • Charles Camoin
  • Émilie Charmy
  • Maurice Marinot
  • Jean Puy
  • Henri Manguin
  • Othon Friesz
  • Georges Rouault
  • Robert Delaunay
  • Jean Gorin
  • Charles Guerin
  • Aristide Maillol
  • Jean Metzinger
  • Albert Gleizes
  • Roger de la Fresnaye
  • Georges Braque
  • Fernand Léger
  • Henri Le Sidaner
  • Giovanni Boldini
  • Federico Zandomeneghi
  • Giuseppe De Nittis
  • Marcel Duchamp
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Auguste Herbin
  • Salvador Dalí
  • Juan Gris
  • Francis Picabia
  • Natalia Goncharova
  • Mikhail Larionov
  • Tamara de Lempicka
  • Zinaida Serebriakova
  • Francine Van Hove

Georgia

  • Elene Akhvlediani
  • Lado Gudiashvili
  • David Kakabadze
  • Shalva Kikodze
  • Niko Pirosmani

Germany

  • Hans Baldung
  • Hans Memling
  • Albrecht Dürer
  • Hans Holbein the Younger
  • Georg Flegel
  • Sir Godfrey Kneller
  • Emanuel Leutze
  • Caspar David Friedrich
  • Adolph Menzel
  • Marie Ellenrieder
  • Otto Scholderer
  • Christian Griepenkerl
  • Wilhelm Leibl
  • Hans Thoma
  • Hermann Ottomar Herzog
  • Anselm Feuerbach
  • Adalbert Begas
  • Luise Begas-Parmentier
  • Heinrich Vogeler
  • Heinrich Petersen-Angeln
  • Eugen Gustav Dücker
  • Fritz Overbeck
  • Fritz Mackensen
  • Hans am Ende
  • Carl Joseph Begas
  • Oskar Begas
  • Paula Modersohn-Becker
  • Otto Modersohn
  • Max Slevogt
  • Lovis Corinth
  • Walter Leistikow
  • Wilhelm Trübner
  • Max Liebermann
  • Max Beckmann
  • Albert Bloch
  • Franz Stuck
  • Albert Zimmermann
  • Lyonel Feininger
  • Adolf Eduard Herstein
  • Käthe Kollwitz
  • Jacob Steinhardt
  • Julie Wolfthorn
  • Hermann Struck
  • Karl Sterrer
  • Franz Marc
  • Erich Heckel
  • Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
  • Max Pechstein
  • Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
  • Otto Müller
  • Felix Nussbaum
  • Paul Klee
  • Heinrich Campendonk
  • Alexej von Jawlensky
  • Gabriele  Münter
  • Hans Baluschek
  • Marianne von Werefkin
  • Fritz Bleyl
  • Otto Dix
  • Angelika Hoerle
  • Heinrich Hoerle
  • Anton Räederscheidt
  • Franz Wilhelm Seiwert
  • Max Ernst
  • Gerd Arntz
  • George Grosz
  • Rudolf Schlichter
  • Alexander Kanoldt
  • Georg Scholz
  • Georg Schrimpf
  • Lesser Ury
  • August Macke
  • Emil Nolde
  • Christian Schad

Greece

  • El Greco

Hungary

  • Karoly Ferenczy
  • Simon Hollosy
  • Vilmos Huszár
  • István Réti
  • Janos Thorma

Indonesia

  • Raden Saleh

Ireland

  • Thomas Hovenden
  • Norman Garstin
  • George William Joy
  • Sean Keating
  • John Lavery
  • William Orpen

Israel

  • Jacob Steinhardt
  • Hermann Struck
  • Leonid Afremov