Le Petit, Alfred (painter, lithographer, journalist, and chansonnier; Aumale 1841 – Levallois-Perret 1909). Le Général (Antoine Eugène Alfred) Chanzy, particularly Africa fighter, in the Franco-German war then repeatedly counterpart of Grand Duke Friedrich Franz II of Mecklenburg, as “Le Perce-Neige” in broken in ice. As spiked helmet crown of a dead tree on which the snowdrops hang, each with a different face Chanzy’s other opponent, Prince Frederick Charles of Prussia. Colored lithograph. Inscribed: Alfred Le Petit PARIS 15 Janv. 1871., otherwise as above and below resp. 9¾ × 5⅜ in (24.7 × 13.6 cm).
Osterwalder, Dictionnaire des Illustrateurs, p. 622. – Plate 3 of Le Petit’s Fleurs, Fruits & Légumes du Jour. – With the address of L’Éclipse and that of the printer Coulbœuf, both Paris. – With H. Briollet’s distich:
« Ce Perce-Neige là, soldat des plus vaillants, / Percera les Prussiens, qui ne seront pas blancs. »
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