Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Heloise and Abelard prints in division 7

note the old maison on the hill; abandoned and neglected it was replaced in 1823 by the present chapel


1832 Normand

1832 Quaglia

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Ney in division 29 - postcard

Following his execution for supporting Napoleon's final return and loss of power, near the Jardin du Luxembourg on December 7, 1815, Michel Ney was quietly interred beneath a simple slab at the eastern extreme of the cemetery, in what is today division 44 grave.

His body was eventually moved to a much more elaborate tomb in division 29, near some of France's greatest military heroes: Lefebvre, Massena, Decres, Gobert, Ruty, and numerous other other generals and marshals.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Suchet prints in division 39

Normand 1832

Normand 1832

Quaglia 1832

Conducteur 1836


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wednesday, November 06, 2013