. . . The scene is the great square of the Hotel de Ville, the 24th of February, 1848. . . . Henry IV . . . displays the flag which the people have placed in his hands. . . . The People, the Army, the National Guards, and the Schools are waiting in the grand square for the persons composing the new government, . . . General Durivier is seen with the officers of the Chasseurs, . . . The troops of the line give their adhesion to the Republic, . . . Junot, a terrace maker, is on guard over the case which contains the offerings for the wounded. . . . Roux, a journeyman mason, is shot to death by his comrades, . . . A pupil of the Polytechnic School in command of the escort [conveys] the gold and silver ware and the jewelry taken by the people at the Tuilleries, . . . the small statue representing Joan of Arc [was] sculptured by the Princess Marie, daughter of the ex-King. . . . The little drummer boy, Pierre, who beat the charge at the capture of the Chateau d'Eau, finds a silver spoon. . . . A pupil of the school of St. Cyr, . . . is persuading the young women among the masses to retire from the ground. . . . The National Guard . . . discharge their muskets in the air, as a sign of rejoicing. . . . Marie of Lille . . . wears the Phrygian Cap . . . and holds in her left hand a red flag, . . . "Vive La Republique." . . . [Pp. 13-14; excerpted from a detailed description of the work.]
Catalogue of Works of Art on Exhibition at the Gallery of the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Young Men's Association Buildings, Buffalo, N.Y. Academy Instituted November 11, 1862. Incorporated December 4, 1862. Gallery opened December 23, 1862. First Season of 1865. Buffalo: Franklin Printing House. Thomas, Typographer. 1865.