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        Title page depicting the scandalous meeting of the House of Deputies: Jean Jaures attacked by Bernis during a debate on the Dreyfus Affair

        Meyer, Henri (1844-99); French. Medium: colour lithograph. Date: 1898. Page de titre: seance scandaleuse a la Chambre des Deputes: Jean Jaures par de Bernis lors d'un debat sur l'affaire Dreyfus; Jaures (1859-1914), French Socialist leader; the Dreyfus affair refers to a political scandal that divided France; it involved the conviction for treason in November 1894 of Captain Alfred Dreyfus for having passed on French military secrets to the German Embassy; it came to light in 1896 that Ferdinand Esterhazy was the real culprit; Provenance: Private Collection / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.


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