James Abbott Pasquier

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James Abbott Pasquier
active 1851-1872
Now All the Youth of England are on Fire, and Silken Dalliance in the Wardrobe Lies
1854
Pen and brown ink and watercolor over graphite, touched with white, on paper.
4 15/16 x 7 inches (126 x 179 mm); mounted on sheet: 14 x 10 1/16 inches (355 x 255 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.2104:5
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From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
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Title and attribution from accompanying cover sheet.
Drawing illustrates a passage from the chorus of Act 2 of Shakespeare's "King Henry V".
Forms part of the portfolio of 11 drawings entitled, "Shreds from Shakespeare Illustrated by Members of the Crayon Club", dated 1854 (see 1986.2104).

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Drawing shows two armorers and a page(?) fitting and equipping a group of knights with armor.

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Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.

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