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A Centennial of Independence  1892

by Henri Rousseau

Henri Rousseau commemorated the one-hundredth anniversary of the proclamation of the first French Republic in 1792. Peasants dance the farandole, a popular southern French dance, around three liberty trees and two female figures representing the First and Third Republics. Rousseau copied the dancers from a French magazine illustration but added waving banners, the liberty ...
Size: 
111.8 x 158.1 cm (44 x 62 1/4 in.)
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Credit: 
Courtesy of The Getty

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  1. A very happy birthday, dear Judy My caps are not working well--won't let me capitalize judy--but I take my cap off to you!! All best wishes, -=Kathleen