Publié par Blaisot. [n.d. c.1850.]
Lithograph. 342 x 267mm. 13½ x 10½".
Casimir Pierre Périer (1777-1832) was a French statesman, President of the Council during the July Monarchy, when he headed the conservative Parti de la résistance. In 1798 he joined the army until in 1801 he founded a bank in Paris with his brother. In 1817 he entered the Chamber of Deputies for Paris, taking his seat in the Left Centre and making his first speech in defence of the freedom of the press. After becoming President of the Chamber of Deputies he was eventually summoned to power and in a short amount of time, managed to re-establish civic order in France; Jacques-Antoine Manuel (1775-1827) was a French lawyer, politician and noted orator. He fought in the Italian campaigns under Napoleon and in 1814 he was chosen a member of the Chamber of Representatives and in 1815 he protested against the restoration of the Bourbons; and Maximilien Sebastien Foy (1775-1825) was a French military leader, statesman and writer. He fought under Dumourier, PIchegru, Moreau, Masséna and others. In 1803, as colonel of the 5th regiment of the horse artillery, he refused the appointment of aide-de-camp on Napoleon’s assumption of the imperial throne. He later served in Portugal and Spain before returning to France where in 1819, after embracing the case of the Emperor during the Hundred Days and the Waterloo, he was elected a member of the Chamber of Deputies. All three men were integral figures during the political shift in France at the turn of the 19th century.
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