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Elise, Lucie & Tina

Elise, Lucie, et Tina Analysis of three young girls in dresses, in three illustrations by Hippolyte Charles Napoléon Mortier, the Duke of Trevise (whom we have already presented in A citizen of 1848) Hippolyte Charles Napoléon Mortier de Trévise, maliciously drew them between 1861 and 1866, when he stayed in the house of his brother-in-law, Denis-André Le Coat de K/Véguen, just after his marriage to Emma, a rich heiress. The artist, who was...

mortier de trévise, Le Coat de Kerveguen, Dumas, dress, children, stylism

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One Mystery solved

The Mystery of the "Guinea Fabric" From India to "India", via European spinning mills... fabrics that sometimes travelled around the world before being worn Noir Tailleur de Pierre Réunion vers 1850 "Noir Tailleur de Pierre" Watercolour by Jean Baptiste Dumas, circa 1850. Source : IHOI Since the beginning of this adventure, we have been wondering where this famous blue cloth, known as "Guinea cloth", which was used...

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Visit to the Royal Museum of the Army and Military History

Visit to the Royal Museum of the Army and Military History in Brussels As part of our research, we visit different institutions to gather as much information as possible that we would like to share on this blog, with an audience that would like to know more but also be motivated to share. The visit I am going to describe here was not as fruitful as I would have liked but it confirmed a point that is gradually becoming more important in our...

WHI, Bruxelles, Musée, Recherche

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A citizen of 1848

Analyzing : watercolour "a citizen" from 1848/65 Context: 1848 is the date of the abolition of slavery in the French colonies. On Reunion Island, the abolition decree, voted in April in Paris, only came into force on 20 December 1848. The commissioner sent by the government of the Second Republic, Sarda Garriga, obtained from the slave workers that they wait until the end of the sugar cane harvest period! In this watercolour by Hippolyte Charles...

mortier de trévise, aquarelle, watercolor, dessin, citoyen, republique, cafre, personnage, chapeau, vacoa, bertel, affranchi

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Objet Témoin Partners With Capeline-Afac974 On Scientific Issues

  It is with a certain pride that we announce the official start of our collaboration with the association AFAC974 on the island of Reunion, the bearer of the CAPELINE project, which has won awards for its commitment to young people and teachers in Reunion. Thanks to this partnership, we will be able to call on the scientific expertise of Dominique Vandanjon, Professor of History and Geography at the University of Reunion, as well as Raymond...

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