Rouget de l’Isle sings the Marseillaise

#Picture Number HS44

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Victorian illustration (from a painting by Isidore Pils) showing Rouget de l’Isle, composer of the Marseillaise, national anthem of France, singing it for the first time in 1792. A group of his friends listen avidly to him as he stands singing in a dramatic pose, accompanied by a young woman on a keyboard instrument.