The Sister of Duguesclin

Eugène Delacroix French

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This is one of two illustrations that Delacroix supplied for Chroniques de France, tales of chivalry by Mme Amable Tastu (Paris, 1829). Julienne, a sister of the noble warrior Bertrand Duguesclin, is responsible for the castle of Pontorson during her brother's absence. Sword and torch in hand, she attacks two English soldiers who have treacherously entered the castle through the complicity of the maid, Alix, who swoons at the right.

The Sister of Duguesclin, Eugène Delacroix (French, Charenton-Saint-Maurice 1798–1863 Paris), Lithograph on chine collé; first state of four, before the addition of lithographic wash

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