The Festival of 14 July, Illumination of the Place of the Republic (after H. Scott)

The Festival of 14 July, Illumination of the Place of the Republic (after H. Scott)


Auguste Louis Lepère

(French, 1849-1918)

Wood engraving

Support: Newsprint

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.

See also
PR - Wood engraving
Type of artwork: 

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

Is something not working on this page? Please email

Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email