Injured Innocence, 1872-Joseph Swain-Giclee Print

Injured Innocence, 1872By Joseph Swain

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The Art
Injured Innocence Germany reels at the headline in the newspaper confirming the amount of money that France has raised to pay off her war indemnity This relates to Frances unsuccessful war against Prussia In the background are the ghouls representing communism Napoleon III and Germany France had been charged with making a massive payment to Prussia but the terms demanded by the newly unified Germany were considered harsh They included an agreement that France pay a war indemnity of some million However subscriptions were received in July of million in response to a French Loan campaign Apparently Germany was disappointed at the speed with which France was able to raise the funds and this emptying of the purses of the French citizens is reflected in this cartoon From Punch or the London Charivari August

This giclée print delivers a vivid image with maximum color accuracy and exceptional resolution. The standard for museums and galleries around the world, giclée is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are “sprayed” onto high-quality paper. With the great degree of detail and smooth transitions of color gradients, giclée prints appear much more realistic than other reproduction prints. The high-quality paper (235 gsm) is acid free with a smooth surface.  
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