The Last Cartridge Bronze Plaque and Lithograph

  • A stunning bronze and lithograph of Alphonse de Neuville's The Last Cartridge (Le demiere cartouche)
  • The work depicts a tension filled moment near the end of the Franco-Prussian War
  • The bronze is marked by Boussod, Valadon & Co., known as the famed Goupil & Cie., and Leon Pilet
  • Goupil & Cie. specialized in the creation of fine art reproductions of paintings and sculptures
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Item No. 30-1340

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This incredible bronze plaque memorializes both an important historical event as well as a major work of art. The original painting, Le derniere cartouche (The Last Cartridge) was done by Alphonse-Marie-Adolphe de Neuville in 1873 and depicts a tension filled moment near the end of the Franco-Prussian War.

The plaque bears mark for Boussod, Valadon and CO. which was located on Rue Chaptal in Paris and was originally known as the famous Goupil & Cie., a major 19th century Parisian gallery that is probably most famous for  handling Van Gogh’s work.  One of the founders of the gallery was Van Gogh's uncle also named Vincent Van Gogh and the gallery was eventually run by his brother Theo between 1881 and 1890. Goupil & Cie specialized in fine art reproductions of paintings and sculptures. They were also known for making 3-dimensional reliefs, such as this one, of famous paintings and distributing them for sale.

This plaque was done between 1884 and 1887 when the firm changed its name to Boussod, Valdon & CO. The plaque is signed by Leon Pilet, a prominent sculptor of the late 19th century and comes with a lithograph of the painting also produced by Boussod, Valdon & CO. The original painting is in La maison de la derniere cartouche in Bazeilles, France, housed in the actual building that is depicted in the image.

Circa 1884-1887

Plaque 18 1/4" high x 23 1/2" wide
Frame 31" high x 35" wide

The Last Cartridge Bronze Plaque and Lithograph
Period: 19th Century
Origin: France
Type: Plaques
Depth: 3.0 Inches
Width: 36.5 Inches
Height: 31.5 Inches

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