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The capture of Algiers

The capture of Algiers

© Photo RMN-Grand Palais - H. Lewandowski / C. Jean Publication date: March 2016 Historical background The beginnings of the conquest of Algeria For a long time France, like the other European powers, had suffered from the government of the Regency of Algiers , and in particular acts of piracy by its sailors.

The Bruises of the Great War

The Bruises of the Great War

Prisoners of war.STEINLEN Théophile Alexandre (1859 - 1923) Help for war disabled.STEINLEN Théophile Alexandre (1859 - 1923) Orphans.STEINLEN Théophile Alexandre (1859 - 1923) © Private collection - All rights reserved © Private collection - All rights reserved © Private collection - All rights reserved Publication date: September 2006 Historical context The Great War as a source of inspiration Theophile Alexandre Steinlen (1859-1923) was fifty-five years old when the First World War broke out , during the summer of 1914.

The publication of the Red Book, questioning of absolutism

The publication of the Red Book, questioning of absolutism

Register of bearer prescriptions, called "Red Book". Register of bearer prescriptions. Register of bearer orders, called "Red Book". Register of bearer orders, called "Red Book". Close Title: Register of bearer orders, known as "Red Book". Author: Date shown: Dimensions: Height 31.3 - Width 23.2 Technique and other indications: Binding in red morocco in the form of a portfolio with the arms of France.

<em>The International</em>, revolutionary hymn

The International, revolutionary hymn

Partition de l & 39; Internationale. © Musée de l & 39; histoire vivante de MontreuilPublication date: March 2016Historical contextThe representation of an emblematic hymn It was in 1887 that Eugène Pottier published the poem L’Internationale. The song, which was first widespread in the North and in Guesdist circles, reached all socialist currents and the whole of France from the turn of the century, then crossed borders, establishing itself de facto as the anthem of international socialism.

The medalist says

The medalist says "of Mérovée"

Close Title: Medalist known as "de Mérovée". Author: FREMIET Emmanuel (1824 - 1910) Creation date: 1867 Date represented: 451 Dimensions: Height 238 - Width 151 Technique and other indications: frame, bronze, cedar (wood), oak (wood), copper (metal), ebony (wood), cabinetry (wood), ivory, marquetry (wood), walnut (wood), sculpture (technique) Place of Conservation: Musée d & 39; Orsay website Contact copyright: © Photo RMN-Grand Palais - H.

The Jesuits, a monstrous hydra

The Jesuits, a monstrous hydra

Close Title: Allegorical piece: print: Coutume des Jésuites. We read at the bottom of the plate: All armed with courage and a treacherous faith ..... Date represented: August 6, 1762 Dimensions: Height 34.3 - Width 51.5 Technique and other indications: Department of Prints, BnF Place of Conservation: National Library of France (Paris) website Contact copyright: © Photo National Library of France Allegorical piece: print: Custom of the Jesuits.