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        Scenes from the Paris Commune, 1871

        French School, (19th century); French. Medium: colour lithograph. Date: 1871. Proclamation of the Commune; Shooting of hostages; burning of the Tuileries, the Hotel de Ville, the Cour des Comptes and the Ministere des Finances; some of the leaders and principal characters during the Commune: Gustave Flourens (1838-71); Adolphe Thiers (1797-1877); Edme Patrice Mac-Mahon, duc de Magenta (1808-93); the central illustration depicts portraits of the Archbishop of Paris, Monseigneur Georges Darboy and 30 other priests and religious who were shot: Jean-Marie-Noel Sabattier, Eugene Delhorme, Henri Cotrault, Auguste-Alexis Surat, Gaspard Deguerry, Louis-Ferdinand Bourard,Francois-Eugene Captier, Pierre Olivaint,Jean-Michel Allard; others executed included General Clement-Thomas, General Lecomte, Louis Bernard Bonjean and Gustave Chaudey; Provenance: Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.


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