The New International Encyclopædia/Braun, Louis

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BRAUN, Louis (1836—). A German painter of battle scenes. He was born at Schwäbisch Hall, Württemberg, and was educated in Munich and in Paris. He followed as an illustrator the Austrian army during the Danish War of 1864 and painted several battle scenes for the Emperor of Austria. He also accompanied the German armies in the war of 1870-71, and as a result exhibited his pictures entitled “Entry of the Mecklenburg Troops into Orleans,” “The Capitulation of Sedan,” “The Battle of Sedan” (later exhibited at Frankfort-on-the-Main and elsewhere as a panorama), “The Germans in Versailles,” and “The Entry of the German Army into Paris.” The great success of the “Battle of Sedan,” in panoramic form, induced Braun (who in 1902 held a professorship in Munich) to produce several other works of the same description. Among these are the “Battle of Mars la Tour” (1884); “Panorama of the German Colonies” (with Petersen, 1885); and the “Battle of Lützen” (1892).