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Auguste RAFFET

France 1804 – 1860

Auguste BRY

France 1880 – 1890


Sape volante [Moveable sapping] 1853 Description: from Souvenirs d'Italie: Expedition et siege de Rome [Memories of Italy: the expedition to and siege of Rome] B579
Materials & Technique: prints, lithograph on chine colle

Primary Insc: Signature/date on stone, printed l.r., "Raffet 1853". No. and title printed l.c., "22./SAPE VOLANTE./Travailleurs attendant le commandement: Haut le bras. pour executer une portion de la 2eme parallel droite des attaques./(Siege de Rome, nuit de 11au 12 Juin 1849.)" [22/Moveable sapping./Workers awaiting the command: (Ready) to execute part of the 2nd parallel, right of the attack./...]. Printed bry, 114 r.du Bac.". Pencil l.l., "579".
Dimensions: comp 21.2 h x 32.4 w cm sheet 35.8 h x 50.5 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Beraldi(1885-92),579
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1987
Accession No: NGA 87.1533.26