dear Matt greetings from Paris !
the picture is an illustration from the novels of Conan Doyle, adventures of Brigadier Gerard:
an adventure cycle of a hussard brigadier in the napoleonic era where it seems the french are presented as vanitous in comparison to the english…
nice picture of that lively era of european history…
all the best.
Ah, yes, the great Anglo-Franco cultural wars of the last few centuries… it never ends. Or at least the stereotypes live on. But I’m glad they depicted Gerard as handsome and not a buffoon!
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