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Adolphe Thiers (1797-1877) c. 1860
Bertall (Charles Albert d'Arnoux)
* 1820 in Paris † 1882 in Soyons
Woodburytype print on paper, mounted on album sheet
Size of sheet: 33 x 25 cm. Size of plate: 21.8 x 18 cm.Adolphe Thiers was a French politician and a leading historian of the French Revolution. He served as Prime Minister for a few years in the first half of the nineteenth century. A vocal opponent of Napoléon III, he served as President of France in 1871-73 following the emperor’s fall, during which time he suppressed the Paris Commune.