Jean Francois Gabriel Chomel (Swiss, 1810 – 1876)

Gathering of soldiers in the Franco-German War

“Gathering of soldiers in the Franco-German War”. Watercolor on paper. 9 x 12 1/2 inches.

Franco-German War, also called Franco-Prussian War, (July 19, 1870–May 10, 1871), war in which a coalition of German states led by Prussia defeated France. The war marked the end of French hegemony in continental Europe and resulted in the creation of a unified Germany.