Dec 20, 2007

Liberty Enlightening the World, Offered to the City of Paris by the Americans

Liberty Enlightening the World, Offered to the City of Paris by the Americans


after Auguste Louis Lepère

(French, 1849–1918)

published by

Le Monde Illustré

(French, 1857–1940, 1945–1956)

engraved by

Tony Beltrand

(French, 1847–1902)

engraved by

and Eugène Dété

(French, 1848–1922)

engraved by

Frédéric Florian

(Swiss, 1858–1926)

Wood engraving

Sheet: 45 x 32.4 cm (17 11/16 x 12 3/4 in.); Image: 26.2 x 20.2 cm (10 5/16 x 7 15/16 in.)

Gift of Carole W. and Charles B. Rosenblatt 2007.293

Catalogue raisonné: L-B p. 285


Did you know?

This print was published in the popular journal Le Monde Illustré on May 30, 1885.


Although this statue may be recognizable, the scene is not set in New York. Hundreds of smaller versions of the Statue of Liberty reside around the world, including the one depicted in this print, which is located in Paris. Both the United States and France see the statue as a symbol of freedom, and Americans gave one as a gift to Parisians during the 19th century.

See also
PR - Wood engraving
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