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        Burning of the Tuileries, 1871

        Clairin, Georges (1843-1919); French. Medium: oil on canvas. Date: 1871. In May 1871, towards the end of the Paris Commune, the decision was made to burn public monuments that were symbols of the monarchy and power, including the Tuileries, the Cour des Comptes and the Hotel de Ville; L'Incendie des Tuileries; dedication to 'mon amie Genevieve'; Genevieve Breton (1849-1918), fiancee of Henri Regnault (1843-71) killed in the Franco-Prussian war at the battle of Buzenval on 19 January, 1871; Provenance: Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.


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