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Sad news - death of "Rigo"

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Sad news - death of "Rigo"

Postby PaulD » April 10th, 2017, 7:28 am

Albert Rigondaud, better known as Rigo, died on 18 March - another of the long line of French military artists who helped to spread information in the dark ages before the internet
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Re: Sad news - death of "Rigo"

Postby jf42 » April 11th, 2017, 7:17 pm

I am ashamed to say, the dark ages were so dark for me that I was not aware of this gentleman's work, as such. I am sure his illustrations will continue to provide a fitting monument.
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Re: Sad news - death of "Rigo"

Postby PaulD » April 12th, 2017, 7:48 am

As well as contributing to various French military history/uniforms magazines, Rigo published the Le Plumet series of plates. A list is at http://www.napoleon-series.org/reviews/ ... _rigo.html and examples can be seen at https://www.scribd.com/document/3263670 ... lumet-Rigo - I bought many of these in the 1970's - along with works by Rousselot, Leliepvre and Forthoffer - back then, it was much more difficult to access reliable sources and looking back, it seems like the dark ages.
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Re: Sad news - death of "Rigo"

Postby Senarmont198 » April 13th, 2017, 7:25 am

It is a great shame. Another of the Old Guard has passed into the Napoleonic Valhalla.
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