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L'Ame de Rheims
  • Henry Chapront
    born: Rochefort, France ; died: Rochefort, France ; active: France
  • L'Ame de Rheims, 1914–1918
  • Where object was made: France
  • color aquatint, etching, à la poupée
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 263 x 133 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 3/8 x 5 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 381 x 248 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15 x 9 3/4 in
  • Gift of Professor Eric Gustav Carlson
  • Not on display
  • 2014.0299

In the lower center portion of the image is a cathedral, identified as the Rheims cathedral, with the rose window visible in a dark red color. A standing female figure floats above the cathedral. She is wearing armor and has short black hair and has a halo around her head. On her proper left arm is a shield with symbols of France on it. In her proper right hand she holds an unsheathed sword.