THE WORLD OF MILITARY UNIFORMS
THE IMPERIAL AUSTRIAN ARMY 1618-1850
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Franz Gerasch was a prolific 19th century Austrian artist whose work encompassed portrature, landscapes and military studies. Born on June 22, 1826 inVienna, , brother of August Gerasch the Elder, studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, painted watercolors with historical scenes, vedutas, actor portraits and battle scenes from the campaigns 1848/1849 (for Archduke Leopold) and created chromolithographies for scientific purposes. He undertook study trips through Dalmatia and Greece. Paintings of his military series are in the Army History Museum. He died on March 14, 1906.
THE IMPERIAL AUSTRIAN ARMY & NAVY 1618-1850
Uniform studies of the Austrian armed forces were prolific, especially during the 19th century.
The series shown here from Franz Gerasch were produced in the period 1860-70. They take the army from the Thirty Years War to the years preceding the Franco-Austrian War of 1859 and the ensuing liberation of Italy.
His paintings included famous commanders as well as all the branches of the army and navy. For a thorough description of Austrian Uniforms, view the Ottenfeld section on the website
PART 1 - THE THIRTY YEARS WAR 1618-1648
THE WAR OF SPANISH SUCCESSION,
TURKISH WARS &
WAR OF AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION 1689-1748