"The National Guard Off-Duty"This is an original 1870 black and white in-text wood engraving of a work by G. Durand of French National Guardsmen playing cards, smoking, and reading newspapers while off-duty during the Franco-Prussian War.
This 142+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Please note: There is printing on the verso.
Period Paper is excited to present a stunning collection of images of the Franco-Prussian War and Victorian era. Indulge your inner Briton as you attend royal balls, dog and livestock shows, and an early morning fox hunt! Tally Ho! Then sail across the English Channel in the Cambria racing yacht and join a volunteer rifle brigade in the French army at the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War. Witness the destruction and horrors of war unleashed by the Prussian artillery bombardments as you continue your march to the front lines! After the battle, fall back to a more comfortable position and take in some picturesque Icelandic landscapes far removed from the political turmoil of Europe. To continue browsing this unique and fascinating collection, simply click on the link provided below the condition paragraph. Enjoy!
This piece was illustrated by Durand, G.. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.
Keywords specific to this image: Military, Soldiers