1875 Woodcut Alphonse Neuville Louis XI Charles Bold Peronne Treaty XEA6

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This is an original 1875 black and white woodcut of an illustration by French artist Alphonse de Neuville which depicts King Louis XI and Charles the Bold (the Duke of Burgundy and Louis' nemesis) attempting the come to some kind of agreement in Péronne. It was here that the townspeople rose up and killed two of Charles' men, which led to a very embarrassing treaty-signing for the King who had promised the Duke safe passage. Luckily for Louis, Charles died an early death not long after at the hands of the Swiss at the Battle of Nancy. His death effectively ended the Burgundian Wars which had been tearing France apart during the Hundred Years War.

CONDITION

This 136+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects.No surface rub.No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Woodcut; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6 x 8.5 inches; 15 x 22 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)

This image was selected from a collection of woodcuts and steel engravings prolifically depicting scenes from French history, ranging from ancient Gaul to Charlemagne and his wars, to Joan of Arc and Marie Antoinette. Historically important for French archivists, these images are extremely rare to locate and are virtually unseen individually. Period Paper is pleased to present these beautifully preserved images, which would make an ideal addition to any French lover's collection. To view more images from this portfolio, please click on the link offered below the condition paragraph.

This piece was illustrated by De Neuville, Alphonse. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.

De Neuvile, Alphonse-Marie-Adolphe

Alphonse-Marie-Adolphe de Neuville (1835 _ 1885) was a French painter who specialized in very patriotic historical scenes with subjects such as the Franco-Prussian War, the Crimean War and the Zulu War. He originally joined the naval school in Lorient, France, but he soon realized that his primary passion was art. After his death, several of his pieces were acquired for the Luxembourg Palace in Paris.

Keywords specific to this image: costume, armor

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