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What is this?

Island scene from Voltaire's epic. Henri the IV before his tent on the field of battle, outside the walls of Paris, counsels the Chevalier d'Aumale before his duel with Henri, Vicomte de Turenne (Canto X, lines 48-49).

This is a drawing from France. It is dated ca. 1820 and we acquired it in 0000. Gift of Bridget Mahon.

Its medium is

graphite on paper

Its dimensions are

29.1 x 8.7 cm (11 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, left margin: Le Roi mit desu les main la gloire de la france / la, dit-il l'un superbe abaisser l'insolence. / chant 10 [...] Inscribed in pencil in the artist's hand: "groupe coin a sauche" (middle left center), and "groupe/coin a droite/ pour reperé/ ager la groupe/ a gauche du haut" (extreme right center), and quotations from Volataire's text (bottom left and venter).

This object was possibly by Hartmann et Fils Manufactory

This object was donated by Bridget Mahon

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18102877/ |title=Drawing, "Sketches for Scenes Four and Five of Cartoon for Cotton Printing: L'Histoire de Henri IV", ca. 1820 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=20 December 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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