1876 Wood Engraving Distribution Food Crowd Strasbourg Louis XV XGGA9

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This is an original 1876 black and white wood engraving of bread loaves being thrown to the crowd in Strasbourg, France. A few of them appear to be clobbering a bull to death with mallets on the right. This joyous occasion was most likely intended to be a celebration of King Louis XV visiting Strasbourg during the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48).

CONDITION

This 135+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9 x 6 inches; 23 x 15 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: sculpture, slaughter, costume, peasants

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