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        The Feast of Agriculture in 1796 at Paris

        Lesueur, P. A. (1770-1850) & Lesueur, J.B. (1750-1850); French. Medium: coloured engraving. Date: 18th Century. Fete de l'Agriculture en l'An 6; Forts de la Halles in their special occasion large hats carry the oldest of their number, seated on a sack of flour and sheaves of corn; young farming and baking women attend them carrying baskets filled with bread, brioche and ears of wheat; procession to the temple of Ceres, classical goddess of cereals and plants, erected in the Champs-Elysees; a banner expresses honour and homage due to old age; Provenance: Private Collection / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.


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