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True Courage

Le Vrai Courage
Artist: George Foggo (1793 - 1869) Primary
Artist: Godefroy Engelmann (1788 - 1839) Printer
19th century
Dimensions: 9.06 x 6.93 in. (23 x 17.6 cm)
Dimensions Extent: image
Object Type: Print
Creation Place: Europe, France
Medium and Support: Lithograph on paper
Credit Line: Gift of James Reed, 2017
Accession Number: 2017.35.499
This work is not currently on view


The bilingual text beneath the image reads:

"But when that he found an old pris'ner he'd wounded
Who once saved his life when near drowning he swam,
The lion was tamed, and with pity confounded/
He cried over him just all one as a lamb."

"Mais quand il a trouvé un vieux prisonnier qu'il avait blessé,
Qui une fois lui a sauvé la vie alors qu'il a nagé au bord de la noyade,
Le lion a été apprivoisé, et avec pitié confondu
Il a pleuré sur lui juste comme un agneau."




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