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Illic Jacet - Enjolras by ColonelDespard Illic Jacet - Enjolras by ColonelDespard
Death of Enjolras.

Title from an A E Housman poem:

"Oh hard is the bed they have made him
And common the blanket and cheap
But there he will lie as they laid him
Where else could you trust him to sleep?

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And low is the roof, but it covers
A sleeper content to repose
And far from his friends and his lovers
He lies with the sweetheart he chose."

"Les Mis" fans will know who that sweetheart was.

I think anyone who saw him dead - as a corpse crucified to a wall by bullets - who had known him in life would have been struck profoundly by the lack of energy and will in features slackened by death. He fought so furiously in his last stand, only giving way at last with the firing squad bullets...and a hand clasped in friendship.
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RvenclawPadawan Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student General Artist
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this is very well done- great job!
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InspectorKaramazov Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
Aww. It's so pretty and so sad. Poor Enjy. :(
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ColonelDespard Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
Many thanks - it was the presence of a red pen on my desk that lead to this flurry of blood splatter...you should see my work notebooks!
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FlammableWolf Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is striking! The blood stands out really well and really draws your attention to it.
And once again, beautiful art.
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