Lot n° 70
4000 - 5000
Result with fees
: 10 400EUR
Sink the Medusa! (T.9), Quadrants 2015
Original illustration for the back cover. Signed. Acrylic inks on paper
27.5 × 27.6 cm (10.83 × 10.87 in.)
Women play a big role in the adventures of The Hawk. The Countess Agnes de Kermellec, beautiful, sensual, descendant of the Breton nobility, is the great thwarted love of Yann de Kermeur. Married against her will to the Marquis of Beaucourt, she is a proud, courageous woman who handles weapons like no other. Patrice Pellerin likes to draw his heroines in their intimacy, the only way to show their anatomy, hidden at that time by very long dresses.
Unlike Redbeard, where there were almost never women, I wanted them to be very present in The Hawk from the beginning. But it's not necessarily easy to introduce them in a credible way in a story of adventure and navy in the 18th century. And always the frustration of seeing them covered, stuffed in their corsets and baskets. At a time when only men showed their legs, they hid them. A pity. There are still moments in their boudoirs. P.P.
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