Allegory of the Franco-American Alliance, ca. 1778
Photo by Peter Harholdt, 2004
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Bordeaux, France
Etienne Pallière
Watercolor, ink, and gouache (tempera) on paper; Image size: H. 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm), W. 21 in. (53.3 cm); framed: H. 26 1/4 in. (66.7 cm), W. 32 1/2 in. (82.5 cm)
Collection of Stuart E. Karu
The alliance of France's royal government with that of the new United States, France's willingness to provide credit with which the United States could purchase arms and military supplies, and the sending of French soldiers to the government's aid is celebrated in this watercolor. It is the fully-realized study for a historical/allegorical engraving.
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