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Rolf Baptism. Antique lithograph. Drouart illustration of 1851. French old print. "Les mystères du peuple". 6'2 x 9'2 inches.

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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: old paper, paper
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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: old paper, paper
  • Ships worldwide from Spain
  • Favorited by: 2 people

This shop accepts Etsy gift cards

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Wonderful lithograph representing the baptism of Rolf (Hrolf Ganger or Rollo), was a Norse Viking who was founder and first ruler of the Viking principality which soon became known as Normandy. His descendants were the Dukes of Normandy, and following the Norman conquest of England in 1066, kings of England.

In 911, a group of Vikings led by Rollo besieged Paris and Chartres. Charles III (called the Simple) decided to negotiate with Rollo, resulting in the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte. For the Vikings' loyalty, they were granted all the land between the river Epte and the sea, as well as Brittany, which at the time was an independent country which France had unsuccessfully tried to conquer. Rollo also agreed to be baptised and to marry Charles' daughter, Gisela.
In 912, Rollon was baptised at Ruan Cathedral .

Les Mystères du peuple", Eugène Sue, french author of XIX century, was suppressed by the censor in 1857 and included in Index librorum prohibitorum (List of Prohibited Books), a list of books banned by the Catholic Church.

163 years old print. Book plate print.
Published by Imprimerie Drouart, Paris in 1851.
Original, not a copy.
Reverse blank.
Excellent condition.
Dimensions 9'2 x 6'2 inches or 23.5 x 16 cm.
Ready to frame.

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