Leon Gambetta Original Vanity Fair Print 1872
Original Lithograph with the caption at the bottom of the print: He Devoured France with Activity
37th Prime Minister of France, Born at Cahors, Gambetta is said to have inherited his vigour and eloquence from his father, a Genoese grocer who had married a Frenchwoman named Massabie. At the age of fifteen, Gambetta lost the sight of his right eye in an accident, and it eventually had to be removed. Despite this handicap, he distinguished himself at school in Cahors, and in 1857 went to Paris to study law. His temperament gave him great influence among the students of the Quartier latin, and he was soon known as an inveterate enemy of the imperial government.
Published: 19-Oct-1872 Signed by: Unsigned . Dimensions approximately 23cm x 35cm.
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