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Allegory with Poetry
  • Augustin de Saint-Aubin, artist
    1736–1807
    born: Paris, France ; died: Paris, France
    Charles Nicolas Cochin, II
    1715–1790
    born: Paris, France ; died: Paris, France ; active: France
  • Allegory with Poetry, 1770
  • Where object was made: France
  • engraving
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 195 x 136 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 7 5/8 x 5 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1969.0006
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There are six male figures along the bottom of the engraving, shown from the chest up. These men are looking up and to the left. There are six male figures in the bottom right quadrant, each holding a tablet and quill pen. These men are also looking towards the top left corner of the engraving. In the center left and center of the engraving is a cloud with eight figures. There is a young satyr playing a pan flute, a young figure playing a harp, and a young figure holding a mask on the right side of the cloud. One of the figures is larger than the others and is draped, looking up towards the right at another figure on a cloud who is draped in floral garlands. There are two putti on the second cloud also.