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        The Proclamation of Wilhelm as Kaiser of the new German Reich, in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles on 18th January 1871, painted 1885

        Werner, Anton Alexander von (1843-1915). Medium: oil on canvas. Date: 1885. Kaiserproklamation im Spiegelsaal zu Versailles; L to R: Unteroffizier Stallmacher (standing to attention with sword); on the dais: Kronprinz Friedrich (Crown Prince Frederick) (1831-88); Kaiser Wilhelm I (Emperor William I) (1797-1888); Friedrich I (1826-1907) Grossherzog von Baden (Grand Duke of Baden) (1856-1907) holding aloft his right hand; the three men closest to the dais L to R: Kriegsminister Albrecht von Roon (1803-79) Prussian Minister of War; Otto von Bismarck (1815-98) Fuerst (Prince) von Bismarck (holding a tray); Helmuth Karl Bernhard von Moltke (1800-91) Generalfeld Marshall (Field Marshal) von Moltke (seen in profile) Provenance: Schloss Friedrichsruhe, Germany. Photographic rights held by The Bridgeman Art Library.

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