Juillet 14 (Bastille Day) by Unidentified

Juillet 14 (Bastille Day) by Unidentified

Juillet 14 (Bastille Day)

Unidentified

Title

Juillet 14 (Bastille Day)

 
Artist
Year
c. 1950  
Technique
graphite, ink and watercolor drawing 
Image Size
22 x 30" image and illustration board size 
Signature
pigment, lower right 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
titled in lower left, "Juillet 14" (July 14) 
Reference
 
Paper
illustration board 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
21464 
Price
Price On Request 
Description

This watercolor, possibly of Champs-Élysées in Paris, is of a celebration in France of 'Bastille Day', a national holiday, celebrated on July 14.

The French 'National Day' commemorates the first anniversary of Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, a turning point of the French Revolution, as well as the Fête de la Fédération which celebrated the unity of the French people on 14 July 1790. Celebrations are held throughout France. The oldest and largest regular military parade in Europe is held on the morning of 14 July, on the Champs-Élysées in Paris in front of the President of the Republic, along with other French officials and foreign guests.