La Cantinière. [The Lunch Lady]. First edition of the lithograph. Hippolyte Bellangé, Joseph-Louis-Hippolyte Bellangé, lithographer Godefroy Engelmann, 1788 - 1839.

La Cantinière. [The Lunch Lady]. First edition of the lithograph.

Paris: Godefroy Engelmann, circa 1830-1840. Lithograph. 29 x 41 cm. sheet size. Light mat stain. Ref: Jules Adeline, "Hippolyte Bellangé et son Oeuvre,"1880, no. 351.... Met Museum: The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949; Accession Number: 49.21.74...

"Forgotten feminist icons of the French military, the Vivandières, alternatively known as cantinières, was the French title for women attached to military units who sold wine to the troops and offered better cuisine on the battlefield than the army could offer. An often overlooked part of women's and military history, while they were not sanctioned to do any fighting, there are countless reports of many women who did. They began as supporters, originally tasked with providing home comforts to those in the field or at camp and quickly rose to become a fundamental part of the army."...
...Expertise by Jean Lequoy Librairie Giraud-Badin 22, rue Guynemer 75006 Paris. Item #51-4525

Price: $275.00