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1871 Wood Engraving July Column Paris France Corinthian Capital Mercury YTG2

1871 Wood Engraving July Column Paris France Corinthian Capital Mercury YTG2

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This is an original 1871 monochrome in-text wood engraving of the July Column or the "Colonne de Juillet" that was built by architect Jean-Antoine Alavoine to commemorate Parisians who lost their lives in the Revolution of 1830. The July Column stands in the center of the Place de la Bastille in Paris, France and is topped with a gilded statue of Roman god Mercury.


This 141+ 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.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Monochrome
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10.5 x 13.5 inches; 27 x 34 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)

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Keywords specific to this image: Art, French, Europe, European, Pillar, Memorial, Monument, Historic Landmark, Sculpture, Flag, Banner, Revolution of 1830, Place de la Bastille, Trois Glorieuses, Jean Antoine Alavoine, Gilded Figure, Parisian, Bronze, Bas-Relief, Globe