Paris October 29. ANONYMOUS.

Paris October 29

New York: H. Schile, 1890.

Original lithograph backed with linen. 24" x 30".

Dramatic and unusual battle scene between the French and the Prussians on November 29th, 1870 during the Franco-Prussian War. Text below details "On the morning of Tuesday, November 29th, the garrison of Paris, under the command of Generals Trochu, Ducrot and Vinoy, made their first sally... For three days the French held their positions and they nearly succeeded in breaking the German lines. But along the line of railroad they had to yield, and after a desperate fight were repulsed, losing about 4.000 men." An excellent example of the theatrics of war, this view shows moustached men falling histrionically to the ground, sans the gore an usual depiction of a battle scene might show. Possible proof print due to variation in dating.

Language: English

Price: $600.00

Item #287982

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