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Siège et Bombardement de Paris par les Prussiens, Guerre de 1870 (Siege and Bombardment of Paris by the Prussians, Franco-Prussian War), Imagerie D'Epinal, No. 140
  • Pellerin & Cie
  • Siège et Bombardement de Paris par les Prussiens, Guerre de 1870 (Siege and Bombardment of Paris by the Prussians, Franco-Prussian War), Imagerie D'Epinal, No. 140, circa 1870
  • Where object was made: France
  • wood engraving, pochoir
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 177 x 324 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 15/16 x 12 3/4 in
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 293 x 390 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 11 1/2 x 15 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 16 x 20 in
  • Gift from the Virginia and Ira Jackson Collection, Houston
  • Not on display
  • 2004.0119
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Figures in a landscape. There are seven figures in the foreground, dressed as soldiers. There are two figures on the left, three in the middle, and two on the right. The figure furthest left has gray pants, a red shirt, and white vest. He wears a black helmet. The other figure on the left and the three in the middle have red and blue pants, blue shirts, and yellow helmets. They have red cuffs and collars and black boots. The two figures on the right have gray pants, blue and red shirts, and blue and red caps. The figure right of center holds an unfolded white piece of paper. The figures on the right are carrying and a gray object between them. There are large gray guns on green wheeled stands behind them .the horizon line is about a third from the top and there are clouds of smoke. There is a single line of black text above the image and two paragraphs of black text below it.