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Chinois Inventa, Dit-On, La Poudre A Canon, Nous En Fit Don

The idea for the Miserere arose from the vast human suffering of World War I.  In this plate from the series, a Chinese scholar ponders how gunpowder, which the Chinese had invented to produce delightful fireworks, had been turned to such destructive purposes.

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creation date
19th-20th century
25 3/4 x 20 in. (sheet)
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Gift of W. J. Holliday, Jr.