Charles Freycinet

Via Flickr:Original Vanity Fair Print, otherwise known as a Spy Print after the most renowned artist of the genre, Leslie Ward.

This colour lithograph is dated 18thh April 1891 with the caption French Warfare

The subject is M. Charles Louis De Saulces De Freycinet a renowned Architect and Engineer of the Victorian Era.

source – Wikipedia – Freycinet was born at Foix (Ariège) and educated at the École Polytechnique. He entered the government service as a mining engineer (see X-Mines). In 1858 he was appointed traffic manager to the Compagnie de chemins de fer du Midi, a post in which he showed a remarkable talent for organization, and in 1862 returned to the engineering service, attaining in 1886 the rank of inspector-general. He was sent on several special scientific missions, including one to the UK, on which he wrote a notable Mémoire sur le travail des femmes et des enfants dans les manufactures de l’Angleterre

The artist signed GUTH was Jean Baptiste Guth

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