- Museum number
- Object: Prise de Mascara (Taking of Mascara)
Battle scene amongst fortifications; Algerians (Arabs) in centre on horseback in clouds of dust, defending with swords against French soldiers (in blue and red), who attack with bayonets from all sides; foreground filled with strewn bodies and horse, and with Algerian tied by wrist to palm tree on right. March 1836
Woodcut with stencilled colour, in predominantly red, green, blue and yellow, and letterpress
- Production date
Height: 313 millimetres (block)
Height: 415 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 505 millimetres (block)
Width: 635 millimetres (sheet)
- Curator's comments
- This print shows the French army under the Duc d'Orleans capturing the Algerian town of Mascara in 1835 as part of the conquest of Algeria that began in the early 1830s.
See Jean Mistler, François Blaudez and André Jacquemin, 'Epinal et l'imagerie populaire', Paris, 1961, p.121.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Taking of Mascara 26 November 1835
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Formerly in the collection of René Saulnier, the historian of French popular imagery.
- Prints and Drawings
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