Souvenirs du Congrès de la Paix
9 13/16 x 14 3/16 in. (25 x 36 cm)
(Marseille, France, 1808 – 1879, Valmondois, France)
Medium and Support:
Bequest of Isabel C. Herdle
Location: Not currently on view
From the series SOUVENIRS DU CONGRÈS DE LA PAIX (Memories of the Peace Congress). The six prints comprising the series appeared in issues of CHARIVARI in September 1849. The Peace Congress had taken place in August 1849. The caption for this work is "La Paix universelle étant décrétée, l'honorable sir Cobden trouve moyen d'utiliser les généraux qui se croisaient les bras," or "Universal peace having been decreed, the honorable Sir Cobden finds ways to use the generals who now stand with arms crossed." Richard Cobden was a British politician who had taken part in the Congress.