Liberty Enlightening the World, Offered to the City of Paris by the Americans

Liberty Enlightening the World, Offered to the City of Paris by the Americans


after Auguste Louis Lepère

(French, 1849-1918)

published by

Publiished in Le Monde Illustre, May 30, 1885

engraved by

Tony Beltrand

(French, 1847-1902)

engraved by

and Eugène Dété


engraved by

Frédéric Florian

(Swiss, 1858-1926)

Wood engraving

Sheet: 45 x 32.4 cm (17 11/16 x 12 3/4 in.); Image: 26.2 x 20.2 cm (10 5/16 x 7 15/16 in.)

Gift of Carole W. and Charles B. Rosenblatt 2007.293

Catalogue raisonné: L-B p. 285



You might recognize this statue, but this scene isn’t in New York. Hundreds of smaller versions of Lady Liberty reside around the world, and this one is in Paris. Americans gave this one as a gift to Parisians-both countries see it as a symbol of freedom.

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PR - Wood engraving
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