Sheet: 36.8 x 51.7 cm (14 1/2 x 20 3/8 in.); Image: 31.4 x 45.3 cm (12 3/8 x 17 13/16 in.)
Gift of John Bonebrake 2007.250
Catalogue raisonné: Lotz-Brissonneau p. 271
An abundance of lanterns and fireworks light the night sky in this Parisian scene. Revelers scramble atop roofs, balconies, bridges, and ships to join in the celebration of a warm Bastille Day, which honors the birth of the French Republic. The French constitution allows its President to pardon crimes on this day, a tradition that continues today.
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