La Verité au conseil de guerre [The Court-Martial of Truth], from Les Temps nouveaux, [The New Times]
57 cm x 45.2 cm (22 7/16 in. x 17 13/16 in.)
(Paris, 1858 - 1941, Paris)
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Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of Alvin and Ethel Romansky, 1978
Luce was raised in a working-class family and witnessed the violent suppression of the Commune by the National Guards in 1871. A known anarchist, he was arrested in 1894 after the assassination of the French president Sadi Carnot for his association with agitators. Trained as an illustrator, Luce turned his talents to protest art. Like the Edmond Cross print also shown in this gallery, this lithograph was made as part of a series produced for an anarchist newspaper.