Siège et Bombardement de Paris par les Prussiens (Guerre de 1870). (Siege and Bombardment of Paris by the Prussians War of 1870). 19th Century French Artist.

Siège et Bombardement de Paris par les Prussiens (Guerre de 1870). (Siege and Bombardment of Paris by the Prussians War of 1870).

Epinal, France: Pinot & Sagaire, [1871]. Large format color broadside 10.5" x 14.5". Losses on left hand side. Part of image and text missing. Mounted on paper. Printed in France.

Originally conceived in 1796 by Jean-Charles Pellerin in his native village of Épinal (Vosges), the images d'Épinal were inexpensive woodcuts and lithographs of religious and historical content intended for the common
consumer. During the Napoleonic wars, these images became extremely popular as Pellerin's printing house, Imagerie d'Épinal, cornered the market on commemorative historical prints. During the Great War, the traditional style of these prints appealed to French artists looking to show their patriotism, as in the eyes of an increasingly anti-German public, the image d'Épinal came to represent a distinctly French product unmarred by foreign influence. The prints had a further appeal in that their minimalist form allowed many artists to stay true to the modernist ideals of their time. Item #18-2234

Price: $50.00

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