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Prussian Cuirassiers Attack a French Provision Train by Edouard Detaille. (Y)


Prussian Cuirassiers Attack a French Provision Train by Edouard Detaille. (Y)

2nd Empire painting. Reproduced by permission of the Forbes collection.
Item Code : DHM0393YPrussian Cuirassiers Attack a French Provision Train by Edouard Detaille. (Y) - This Edition
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