From L’Illustration, 9 Septembre 1848.
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Refuge from the Bloody Week
From Les Lettres et les arts, 1888. —The terrible end of the Paris Commune has come; the streets of Paris are filled with soldiers; there are executions in every neighborhood. But in the basement there is an armchair, a lamp, a stack of books, and plenty to drink. The picture is by the historical painter Jules Girardet.