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La France defend son Drapeau (France Defends Her Flag)
  • Pierre Paulus
    1881–1959
    active: Belgium
  • La France defend son Drapeau (France Defends Her Flag), 1916
  • Where object was made: France
  • lithograph
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 406 x 310 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 16 x 12 3/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 595 x 444 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 23 3/8 x 17 1/2 in
  • Gift of Eric G. Carlson in honor of Stephen, Diane, Erica, Emily, and Caitlin Goddard
  • Not on display
  • 2004.0162
Description

Image of a woman (allegorical representation of France) holding a flag and stabbing a sword into a bird. The woman is on the left and holds a tricolor flag in her right hand. She has her left arm extended to the right and is gripping the handle of a sword. The sword is stabbing a large eagle behind the neck that is biting the flag pole.