Born in Hamburg Altona, the painter Christian Sell studied at the
Dusseldorf Academy under Hildebrandt and
W. Von Schadow
from 1851 to 1856. He undertook numerous study trips
through Germany and Belgium. In his early works, he created historical
war scenes from the 17th century. However, due to his participation in
the wars of 1864, 1866 and 1870, he went over to the description of
contemporary events, many subjects were of military genre of the time.
He generally painted in oil on wood panel. Though he completed larger works, most were
miniatures, less than 9" X 12".
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