[France] "Justice to Dreyfus". [In ink below:] (M. Henri Brisson.)Vanity Fair.
Octr. 6th. 1898. Vincent Brooks, Day & Son Ltd. Lith.
Chromolithograph. 398 x 266mm. 15¾ x 10½".
Eugène Henri Brisson (1835-1912) was a French statesman, Prime Minister of France for a period in 1885 until 1886 and again in 1898. He was a member of the extreme Left, he did however propose amnesty for the condemned but it was voted down. He was also a prominent figure in exposing the Panama scandals. In June of 1898 he formed a cabinet when the country was violently excited over the Dreyfus affair. The Dreyfus affair was a political scandal that divided France in the 1890s and the early 1900s. It involved the conviction for treason of Captain Alfred Dreyfus (1859-1935), a French artillery officer of Alsatian Jewish descent, who was sentenced to life for allegedly having communicated French military secrets to the German Embassy in Paris.
[Ref: 18035] £95.00