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    François d'Orléans, prince de Joinville

    Album de dessins : Episodes de la Guerre de Sécession (1861-1862)

    A good number of watercolors on 16 pages by the Prince...


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    I am curious and since I do not read French, what is the history behind the prints?
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    So far all I can find is that the CW/WBTS connection of François d'Orléans, prince de Joinville was....

    "....The Revolution of 1848 nevertheless swept him away with the other Orleans princes. He hastened to quit Algeria, where he was then serving, and took refuge at Claremont, in Surrey, with the rest of his family. In 1861, upon the breaking out of the American Civil War, he proceeded to Washington D.C., and placed the services of his son and two of his nephews at the disposal of the United States government..."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/François_d'Orléans,_prince_de_Joinville

    I'm not sure if François d'Orléans, prince de Joinville, painted the images or just collected them.
    Respects, Scott B. Lesch

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