Henry de Waroquier, Bourgogne Société Nationale Des Chemins De Fer Français, 1949

Bourgogne, or Burgundy, is the famous French wine country and tourist destination for visitors from around the world. Tourism promoters featured Henry de Waroquier’s 1932 painting of the 15th century Tour de L’Horloge Auxerre, or “Clock Tower of Auxerre.” Today, Auxerre is a modern commercial district that owes much of its existence to its surrounding river routes. During WWII, Bourgogne was separated by a demarcation line German troops occupied Northern Burgundy while Southern Burgundy was free. The city of Dijon, located in North-East Bourgogne, was under German occupation from June 1940 until liberation in 1944.

Henry de Waroquier (French, 1881-1970) Bourgogne, 1949 Lithograph on paper Gift of Elma Pratt