The Geography Lesson or "The Black Spot"

Albert Bettannierca. 1887

German Historical Museum

German Historical Museum
Berlin, Germany

Alsace-Lorraine was the "black stain" of France. The cession of the region to the German Empire in 1871 hurt French feelings deeply. The desire for revenge in France was widespread.


  • Title: The Geography Lesson or "The Black Spot"
  • Creator: Albert Bettannier
  • Date Created: ca. 1887
  • Location Created: Paris, Frankreich
  • Physical Dimensions: 110,5 x 150,5 cm
  • Subject Keywords: Franco-Prussian War
  • Rights: Deutsches Historisches Museum
  • External Link: DHM collection database
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Inventory no.: Gm 98/39

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