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1877 Wood Engraving Architecture City Hall Valenciennes France Revolution XEA7

1877 Wood Engraving Architecture City Hall Valenciennes France Revolution XEA7

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This is an original 1877 black and white wood engraving of the City Hall of Valenciennes, France. Aside from its use as a central administrative center, the City Hall was besieged by the First Coalition against Revolutionary France in 1793. It was later retaken by the revolutionaries in August of 1794. On a side note, some citizens of the town tortured, raped, and guillotined (in that order?), five Ursine nuns during the Reign of Terror. Scary stuff indeed.

CONDITION

This 134+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. Minor print defect - top right corner. No surface rub.No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6 x 7.5 inches; 15 x 19 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)

Keywords specific to this image: French, First Coalition, Siege of Valenciennes, Reign of Terror, Town, Cityscape, Facade, Building

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