Nouvelle Lanterne Magique.A la bataille de l'Isly, c'est la qu' nous avons evu de l'agrement! ...
chez Aubert Place de la Bourse. Imp. d'Aubert & Cie [Paris, n.d., c.1840s].
Lithograph, sheet 245 x 315mm. 9¾ x 12½".
Social satire: two French army veterans of the Battle of Isly (August 14, 1844) commiserate over a bottle of wine, one man complaining that the only booty captured by the French army was an umbrella and some pipes. The uniforms suggest that the man on the left is artillery, his comrade across the table infantry. The Battle of Isly was fought between France and Morocco near Oujda, Morocco. The French Marshal Bugeaud, who recovered the Moroccan commander's tent and umbrella (equivalent to capturing a military standard in European warfare), was made Duke of Isly for his victory. Numbered '69' upper right; from a series of caricatures published in a Paris periodical.
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