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A work made of lithograph on off-white wove paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of lithograph on off-white wove paper.

Date:

1822

Artist:

Pierre-Paul Prud’hon
French, 1758-1823

About this artwork

Many artists viewed lithography as a tool that would allow them to reproduce paintings and spread their fame. In contrast, Pierre-Paul Prud’hon was an artist who created prints as unique works of art. Working in the period following the French Revolution, his embrace of sensual and classical allegorical figures was initially at odds with the prevailing patriotic and military mood in France. However, the escapist quality of his prints soon gained popularity and fame.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Pierre Paul Prud'hon

Title

Reading

Place

France (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1822

Medium

Lithograph on off-white wove paper

Dimensions

Image: 18.5 × 14.8 cm (7 5/16 × 5 7/8 in.); Sheet: 26.5 × 21.8 cm (10 7/16 × 8 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

John H. Wrenn Memorial Fund

Reference Number

1985.43

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