1871 Wood Engraving Art Hotel De Ville Ruin Paris Commune France YTG2

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This is an original 1871 monochrome in-text wood engraving of the smoldering ruins of the Hôtel de Ville located in Paris, France that was set ablaze by Communards during the Paris Commune.

CONDITION

This 141+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Some light surface rub. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Monochrome
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9.25 x 5.5 inches; 23 x 14 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

To arms comrades, to arms! Join the fight between the Second French Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia in the 19th century struggle for German unification as Period Paper proudly presents a portfolio of wood engravings depicting the splendors and horrors of the Franco-Prussian War and Victorian era Europe. Begin at the bottom with the miners or "pitmen" of the industrial coal fields of South Durham, England before you finally work your way to the top of historic Parisian architectural skylines. If all that left you a little burned out, head to downtown Paris and discuss Communard politics over Molotov cocktails with a fellow Petroleuse (arsonist), that's sure to be an "enlightening conversation." Or sample the local cuisine and grab a bite to eat at the Cat and Dog markets to satisfy that "pet" craving. Then take a break from the horrors of war to enjoy the majesty and romance of the British royal wedding between Princess Louise, the daughter of Queen Victoria, and John Campbell, the Marquis of Lorne. To continue browsing this unique collection, simply click the link provided below the condition paragraph. Enjoy!

Keywords specific to this image: Historic Landmark, Building, Facade, Europe, European, French, Parisian, Destruction, Rubble, Debris, Revolution, Communards, Communist, Marxist, Uprising, Fire, Flames, Smoke, Blaze, Renaissance

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