Daunsel 2017 . . . graphite and coffee on art board cut to 16 x 19 oval. The word daunsel, according to the O.E.D., is now obsolete and it means "To caress, make much of, coax." The etymology is from the Old French . . . "daunceler, danzeler to caress, dandle," and then it later morphed into "danzele, dansele damsel, girl."