9th Dec, 2020 10:00

The Christmas Auction

Lot 241

Auguste Lançon (French 1836-1885), Folio of Etchings from Franco-Prussian War

Auguste Lançon (French 1836-1885), etchings from Franco-Prussian War dated August 1870-January 1871, titled and signed in the plate, a folio with 32 sheets in total, sheet sizes 40 x 55 cm, various sized plates 14 x 18 cm, 22 x 34 cm and 18 x 25 cm. (32)

Auguste Lançon was a French artist known for his etchings of military scenes and animals. During the Franco-Prussian war 1870-1871 he was a sargeant of a batallion and was captured, spending six months as a prisoner of war. He created a series of 70 etchings based on his experience of the conflict and exposing the horrors of armed conflict.

Sold for £200


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