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The Story of a Battle  1875

by Mihály Munkácsy

Seated in an inn, a pale young man wearing remnants of a military uniform describes to his companions a battle, which occurred in 1848 during the Hungarian uprising against Austrian-Hapsburg domination. An international figure, Munkacsy trained in Budapest, Vienna, Munich, and Paris. While attending the 1867 Exposition Universelle, he met the French realist Gustave Courbet...
H: 41 1/8 x W: 55 1/8 in. (104.5 x 140 cm)
oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum