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Jean Froissart

Jean Froissart

Jean Froissart
Pen-and-ink with wash, 282mm x 416mm, 1944

Jean Froissart (1337-1405) was a medieval author and court historian. He became canon of (and later died at) Chimay in what is now Belgium. Amongst his works are chronicles of the Hundred Years' War, Book II of which concerns events in Flanders and the Peace of Tournai.

In the picture Froissart is depicted as writing "NAPOLEON EST LE ROI DES ANIMAUX."

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