Prize Agents extracting treasure
Prize Agents extracting treasure. Coloured lithograph from 'The Campaign in India 1857-58 from drawings made during the eventful period of the Great Mutiny, illustrating the military operations before Delhi and its neighbourhood'. A series of 26 coloured lithographs by W Simpson, E Walker and others, after G F Atkinson, published by Day andSon, 1857-1858. Associated with the Indian Mutiny (1857-1859). Despite strict orders against individual looting, many of Delhi?s treasures filled the pockets of the troops who captured the city in September 1857. The loot was supposed to have been handed over to official prize agents who would then auction it and divide the proceeds. As this print depicts, the agents and their soldiers had few scruples when it came to how they gathered the loot. Contemporaries estimated the auctioned Delhi treasure to be worth over half a million pounds. Date: 1858
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Hundred Years War. Arrest of Charles II of Navarre
Hundred Years War. Arrest of Charles II of Navarre in the castle of John II of France in Rouen, on April 5, 1356. 19th century facsimile edition of the 'Chronicles' (Chroniques) by Jean Froissart, 15th century. Detail. Litography.
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Les F괥s ࠁndorre (La Farandole) Festival in Andorra
Les F괥s ࠁndorre (La Farandole) Festival in Andorra. Dance of the Sardana in front of the 'Casa de la Vall', the seat of the General Council (Parliament). Illustration in 'Le Petit Journal, Suppl魥nt Illustr頲0'. April 11, 1891. Litography.
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