“Le Congrès De Paris, Mars 1856”
Marie-Alexandre Alophe (1812–1883)
Printed by Lemercier, Paris
Published by Goupil et Cie Paris; Verlag Von Goupil & Cie, Berlin & E. Gambart & Co, London, 15th April 1856.
Lithograph on paper
47.8 cm high x 64.5 cm wide - sheet (approx.)
A depiction of the conference table in the Palace of Versailles with the peace negotiations taking place for the conclusion of the Crimean War. The image made by the distinguished French lithographer Marie-Alexandre Alophe (1812–1883). Lettered beneath the image with the title and the names of the fifteen statesmen depicted around the negotiating table. Signed "M. Alophe" in the the plate (lower right within the image). Embossed blindstamp for Gambart London (lower left) and Goupil Editeurs, Paris (centre).
The names of those depicted as follows (left to right):
Le Cte. De Buol-Schauenstein
Le Cte. De Cavour
Le Bon. De Hübner
Le Bon. De Brunow
Le Cte. De Colonna Walewski
Le Cte. De Hatzfeldt
Le Bon. De Manteuffel
S.A. Ali Pasha
Le Mis. Villamarina
Le Comte Orloff
Le Bon. De Bourqueney
A large and very scarce print. Very few copies in institutional collections. Not in BM. See Bibliotèque de Genève [03-1856] for similar.
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