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A very rare lithograph. Printed area 200 x 320mm, 8 x 12½". Laid on album paper.
Two scenes concerning the divisions between the Royalists and Republicans in France. The first, dated 1811, has a French guardsman and a child pointing at a bust of Napoleon; the second, dated 1820, shows the new-born Henri, duc de Bordeaux, the royalist hope for the Bourbon succession. When his grandfather Charles X and the Dauphin both abdicated in the July Revolution of 1830, Henri should have become Henry V, but the National Assembly decreed that the throne should pass to the duc d'Orléans, who became King Louis-Philippe. The title is a quote from Pierre Corneille (1606-1684).
[Ref: 14184] £110.00