“ Here … 1870 (the) fruitless peace talks
between Count Bismarck and Jules Favre took place ”
Ferrières, Les Chasses de. In the center of the picture the castle then already owned by the Rothschilds and the company departing with the ladies. Above pheasant hunt by the same, below pheasantry. Toned wood engraving by Jules Huyot (Toulouse 1841 – Eaubonne 1921). C. 1870. 12⅜ × 8½ in (31.5 × 21.6 cm).
Important sheet for various historic reasons :
First for the history of the hunt in regard of Henri Ferièrres as author of the oldest hunting book in French language, the Book of the Hunt of King Modus, not least famous for its illustrations, created about 1370.
On Franco-German past
as contemporary depiction , however ,
of the “splendid estate … (as) headquarter of the king of Prussia from Sep. 19 to Oct. 6, 1870. Here Sep. 19 and 20, 1870, fruitless peace talks between count Bismarck and Jules Favre took place” (Meyers Konvers.-Lex., 4th ed., VI , 163/II).
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(Herr W. S., 29. August 2002)