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L'Avenir en Marche
  • Henry Chapront
    1876–1965
    born: Rochefort, France ; died: Rochefort, France ; active: France
  • L'Avenir en Marche, 1916
  • Where object was made: France
  • color aquatint, etching, à la poupée
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 217 x 188 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 9/16 x 7 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 396 x 256 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15 9/16 x 10 1/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Eric Gustav Carlson
  • Not on display
  • 2014.0298
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

On the facing left side is a uniformed male figure riding a horse facing to the viewer. On the facing right side and center is an allegorical nude female figure holding a branch of leaves in her proper left hand and seated on top of a large polar bear. Behind the polar bear are the silhouettes of soldiers on hrsebak. In front of the bear are costumed male figures holding swords in their hands. In the lower facing right corner are two bars of musical notes and the words "allegro maestoso".