Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Jean-Baptiste LePrince
    born: Metz, France ; died: Saint-Denis-du-Port, Seine-et-Marne, France ; active: France
  • Anacreon, 1767
  • Where object was made: France
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 97.2 x 139.1 cm
    Canvas/Support: 38 1/4 x 54 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1958.0109
Label Text

Figures in an interior. Man (identified as the poet Anacreon) with white hair and beard, reclining on gilded settee. He is wearing a white robe with pink and gold drapery and a wreath of pink flowers (roses?) on his head. There are three winged children (putti) around him. His proper right hand is writing in a book beside one child. Another pours liquid into his gold cup. The third plays a harp at his feet. Nude female (statue) standing in left background. Blue drapery in the background.