This detailed picture is an original steel engraving. It was published in 1856 in the "Illustrierte Zeitung". It shows the returning French troops on the Place de la Bastille on December 29th 1855. On the left side is Napoleon III greetng his soldiers coming back home from the Crimean War. It shows bulidings in the background. The reverse side of the engraving is a page of the "Illustrierte Zeitung" of January 19th 1856. It would look even more beautiful when framed in a simple frame.
Published : Leipzig, Germany 1856
Size : circa 10 3/4 x 15 1/4 inches
Condition: Very good condition with nice color and light tanning giving it a vintage look.
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