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study for frontispiece of "Julie, ou la nouvelle Héloïse"
  • Jean-Michel Moreau
    born: Paris, France ; died: Paris, France
  • study for frontispiece of "Julie, ou la nouvelle Héloïse", 1773
  • Where object was made: France
  • pen, wash on paper
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 22.6 x 16.3 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 7/8 x 6 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of W.M. Ittmann
  • Not on display
  • 1967.0069

Two draped women in foreground, one supporting the other who has left arm raised and right arm extended. Directly behind is a draped and armored figure bearing a sword in her right hand, she appears to be attacking a third figure (Eros?) right of center of the picture. Observers appear in the background before a domed structure.