ADRIEN DE MONTIGNY (FRENCH, C1570-1615) Houvelin Cartouche: Le Villaige de Houvelin Watercolor and gouache on vellum

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ADRIEN DE MONTIGNY (FRENCH, C1570-1615) Houvelin Cartouche: Le Villaige de Houvelin Watercolor and gouache on vellum 1596 - 1598 Vellum size: 20 1⁄2 x 15 1⁄4 in. Frame size: 26 x 21 in. 

The artist sketched this view of Houvelin from the a bend in the path flanking a large hill above the town of Magnicourt. At center is the village, today a hamlet of Magnicourt-en-Comté, yet the artist omitted the church of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine. In the foreground are three men on horseback and several on foot traveling away from the village.