Le soldat de plomb

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Le soldat de plomb
Gouache, 250mm x 360mm, date unknown

Le Stoïque Soldat de Plomb (1838) is a story by Hans Christian Andersen. A toy soldier with only one leg is set sail down the gutter in a paper boat. The story also involves a toy dancer who stands gracefully on one leg, and concludes with them melting together in a stove.

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