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Peace  1872

by Louis Gallait

When this pair of allegorical paintings (together with Walters 37.124) was completed in 1872, a Belgian critic wrote: "M. Gallait just finished two paintings forming a pendant pair that rank among the best things he has ever done. They are allegories of peace and war, but allegories conceived in a new order of ideas, substituting living reality for imaginary abstractions. ...
H: 46 7/16 x W: 32 3/8 in. (118 x 82.3 cm)
oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum