Battle of Sedan, September 2, 1870, fall of the Second French Empire - watercolor on paper - last quarter 19th century

Description
Battle of Sedan, September 2, 1870, fall of the Second French Empire - watercolor on paper - last quarter 19th century
Presumably France

Framed watercolour; "Battle of Sedan, 2 September 1870"
Approx 80 cm. x 60 cm. Frame; 106 cm. x 89 cm.

Remnants of signature in the bottom right.
Prussian-French war 1870-1871.
A historical museum watercolour; The spirits of the shot French soldiers beg Otto von Bismarck to stop the war, but Bismarck refuses under the watchful eye of King Wilhelm I of Prussia (portrait on the wall), who later crowned himself in Versailles in 1871 as Emperor of Germany.
End of the French Empire under Napoleon III
Beginning of German Empire under Wilhelm I

Note: It needs to be collected from the seller due to the size and fragility.

Lot details
Object
Battle of Sedan, September 2, 1870, fall of the Second French Empire
Material
watercolor on paper
Designer/ Artist
Franse School
Estimated Period
last quarter 19th century
Country of Origin
Presumably France
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
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