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Swaran, after The Apotheosis of French Heroes Who Died for Their Country during the War for Liberty

A work made of lithograph in black on ivory wove paper.
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  • A work made of lithograph in black on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1821

Artist:

Hyacinthe-Louis-Victor-Jean-Baptiste Aubry-Lecomte (French, 1787-1858)
after Anne-Louis Girodet de Roucy-Trioson (French, 1767-1824)
printed by Gottfried Engelmann (French, 1788-1839)

About this artwork

In this print illustrating a detail from a painting by Anne-Louis Girodet de Roucy-Trioson, Hyacinthe Louis Aubry-Lecomte highlighted Swaran, the villainous son of Starno (seen in the print at left). This subject would have been popular with the French public, who were fascinated by the epic poetry of Ossian, a third-century Scottish bard and the principal subject of Girodet’s painting. The poems purported to be by Ossian were actually authored by James Macpherson in the 1760s, with content compiled from various sources.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Hyacinthe Louis Aubry-Lecomte

Title

Swaran, after The Apotheosis of French Heroes Who Died for Their Country during the War for Liberty

Place

France (Artist's nationality)

Date

1821

Medium

Lithograph in black on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

Image: 43.8 × 34 cm (17 1/4 × 13 7/16 in.); Stone: 44.7 × 36.2 cm (17 5/8 × 14 5/16 in.); Sheet: 51.6 × 41.1 cm (20 3/8 × 16 3/16 in.)

Credit Line

Joseph T. Ryerson Fund

Reference Number

1985.49

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