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File:Wappers belgian revolution.jpg


Français : Episode des journées de Septembre 1830
English: Episodes from September Days 1830 on the Place de l'Hôtel de Ville in Brussels
Men and women form a mound around a post in the streets of a city on the right of this painting. A tattered tricolour flag (of black, yellow, and red) is at the top, and beside this flag, a man stands with a paper in his hand. A man on his horse (on the left of the painting) is among the crowd at the base of the mound, and a dog campers just in front of his steed. The crowd bears swords, pikes, and guns affixed with bayonets. One of the women at the base of the mound cradles a baby, while two women and an old man grieve over a dead youth in their arms. The blue sky is overcast with grey smoke.
Date 1834
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions 660 × 444 cm (259.8 × 174.8 in)
Object history This painting was commissioned by the new government of Belgium after the 1830 revolution that separated the country from the Netherlands.

The painting has been reproduced and published in:

  • Muther, Richard (1894) " Historical School of Painting in Belgium" in The History of Modern Painting (Volume 1 ed.), London: Henry and Company, pp. p. 445 Retrieved on 14 February 2011.
  • Muther, Richard; De Mot, Jean (translator) (1904) " Le Peinture Belge" in (in french) La Peinture belge au XIXe siècle, Brussels, Belgium: Misch & Thron, pp. opposite p. 6 Retrieved on 14 February 2011.
  • Lemonnier, Camille (1906) " Chapitre Premiere" in (in french) L'école belge de peinture, 1830–1905, Brussels, Belgium: Librairie Nationale D'Art et D'Histoire, and G. Van Oest & Company, pp. opposite p. 4 Retrieved on 14 February 2011.
This image is a photograph taken by the uploader; the subject is in the public domain by virtue of pre-1923 publication (for US) and expiry of 70-year pma copyright (for the source country Belgium).
  • Norman, Geraldine (1977) " W" in Nineteenth-Century Painters and Painting: a Dictionary (Volume 1977, Part 2 ed.), California, United States: University of California Press, pp. p. 215 Retrieved on 14 February 2011. ISBN: 0-520-03328-0.
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