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Catalog Number PAP.Green.1961.016
Title Le Duc de Guyse, Roy Ameriquain.
Artist unknown
Date n.d.
Description View of man, Henri II, Duke of Guise, dressed in an elaborate head piece and armour and holding a mace in his right hand, while his left hands grasp the reins of a "unicorn"; the beast has a serpentine mane and tail and is adorned with a a serpentine and dragon coat; this scene was during his time as the Grand Chambellan de France, when he played the "ROY AMERIQUAIN" in the grand equestrian carrousel in June 1662; print is hand colored with watercolor paint
Object Name Print
Medium Watercolor Paint
Material Ink; Medium Weight Paper
Technique Engraving/ Etching/ Hand-coloring
Dimensions H-33 W-26 cm
Credit line Gift of Beatrice Greenough
Provenance 1961, December 15 - Gift of Beatrice Greenough

The Greenough Estate Collection, including 25 cartons of books and over thirty prints and drawings, was given to the Redwood Library on December 15, 1961 by Beatrice Goelet Greenough (1908-1984) soon after the death of her only child, Gabrielle Ladd (1936-1960). Beatrice was the daughter of William Greenough (1874-1949) and Charlotte Warren (1885-1954) who collected most of the artwork herself. Charlotte was assisted by her father, Whitney Warren, who had donated a scrapbook of his architectural drawings to the Redwood Library.

Beatrice Greenough of Prescott Farm, a Portsmouth, RI resident for many years, died 24 April,1984. She left an uncle, Whitney Warren of San Francisco and two cousins, Michael Lloyd Reeves of Newport and Reginald Reeves of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
Additional Inscriptions and Marks within composition, above print: Le Duc de Guise, Roy Américain.

back, in pencil: [illegible]
Inscription Type Inscription
Inscription Technique Pen and Ink
Inscription Location Below Print
Inscriptions and Marks Le Duc de Guyse, Roy Ameriquain.
Collection Works on Paper - Greenough Collection
People Greenough, Beatrice, 1908-1984
Guise, Henri, duc de, 1614-1664
Notes n.d.
Related Publications Perrault, Charles. 1670. Courses de testes et de bague faites par le Roy et par les princes et seigneurs de sa cour en l'anne´e M.DC.LXII. Paris: Impr. royale. 59.
Bottom with the text has been cut off

Bibliothe`que royale. 1743. Catalogue des volumes d'estampes, dont les planches sont a` la Bibliothe`que du Roy. 17.
"Americains. 5e. Quadrille. Le Duc de Guise, Roy des Americains, Americanorum Rex, Guisius."