Current Location:
Building D (MAK) -> 1st Floor - Building D (MAK)
Location Notes:
MAK; 1st fl., Left of History Department D-1-160

Vendome Column

Artwork
Identifier:
2004.338.1
Artist:
Artist Unknown
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Etching
Description:
Neapolio monument, tall with spiraling pictures and man in toga with sword.
Historical Context:
This etching is of the Vendome Column in Paris, France. The construction began in 1800 and ended in 1810. In 1814, the statue of Napoleon Bonaparte was removed from the column by anti-French coalition forces and was replaced by the banner of the Bourbons. In 1871, during the Paris Commune, the Commune Council destroyed the column since it was declared a "symbol of brute force and false glory." Two years later, under the the presidency if Marshal Mac Mahon, the column was reconstructed.