ANONYMOUS (France) Portrait of Garnier-Pagès (1803-1878) ca. 1860 [R/V] - x +

CN: PHOT1860gapa

MT: albumen print on paper mounted on card (9x5 / C:11x6)

TX: inscribed with fountain pen at lower center of margin in French <Garnier Pagès>, inscribed with pencil at rear upper center <Garnier Pagès>, stamped below <MAISON / ALPH. GIROUX>

PR: Maison Alphonse Giroux, Paris

DN: Mr. Megakles Rogakos - 2009

CM: Louis-Antoine Garnier-Pagès (1803, Marseille - 31 October 1878), French politician, fought on the barricades during the revolution of July. He was a keen promoter of reform, and was a leading spirit in the affair of the reform banquet fixed for 22 February 1848. He was a member of the provisional government of 1848, and was named mayor of Paris. On 5 March 1848 he was made minister of finance, and incurred great unpopularity by the imposition of additional taxes. He was a member of the Constituent Assembly and of the Executive Commission. Under the Empire he was conspicuous in the republican opposition and opposed the war with Prussia, and after the fall of Napoleon III became a member of the Government of National Defence. Unsuccessful at the elections for the National Assembly (8 February 1871), he retired into private life. He wrote Histoire de la revolution de 1848 (1860-1862); Histoire de la commission executive (1869-1872); and L'Opposition et l'empire (1872).

[Megakles Rogakos 12/2009]