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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.
|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.|
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