Emile Ollivier French Prime Minister Vanity Fair Print
Original Lithograph with the caption at the bottom of the print: The Parliamentary Empire
He was a French statesman. Starting as an avid republican opposed to Emperor Napoleon III, he pushed the Emperor toward liberal reforms and in turn came increasingly into Napoleon’s grip. He entered the cabinet and was the prime minister when Napoleon fell.
He had many connections with the literary and artistic world, being one of the early Parisian champions of Richard Wagner. Elected to the Academy in 1870, he did not take his seat. His first wife, Blandine Liszt, was the daughter of Franz Liszt and Marie d’Agoult.
Published: 15-Jan-1870 Signed by: Unsigned . Dimensions approximately 23cm x 35cm.
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