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PRINT of THE CHERBOURG FETES

£200
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PRINT of THE CHERBOURG FETES PRINT of THE CHERBOURG FETES PRINT of THE CHERBOURG FETES PRINT of THE CHERBOURG FETES PRINT of THE CHERBOURG FETES

PRINT of THE CHERBOURG FETES

£200

A framed hand coloured print of Queen Victoria meeting the Emperor and Empress of France on board the Bretagne, during the Cherbourg Fetes in 1858.

Published in the Illustrated London News, 1858.

Width: 72.5 cm. Height: 56 cm.

Image size: 51.5 x 35.5 cm.

The Bretagne took part in the naval parade given in honour of Queen Victoria by Napoléon III in Cherbourg on the 5th of August 1858. The French Emperor intended to prove to the British that the recent improvements to Cherbourg military harbour were not meant as a threat to Great Britain, and invited the British monarch, Prince Albert and a large British delegation to visit the installations, as a token of good faith.