Lady Reading the Letters of Heloise and Abelard

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

c. 1780

Artist:

Auguste Bernard d'Agesci
French, 1756–1829

About this artwork

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 217

Artist

Auguste Bernard, called Bernard d'Agesci

Title

Lady Reading the Letters of Heloise and Abelard

Origin

France

Date

1770–1790

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed: HELOISE, ABEL (on the leaves of the open book); LART / DAIME / DE / BERNA (on the spine of the closed book)

Dimensions

32 × 25 1/2 in. (81.3 × 64.8 cm)

Credit Line

Mrs. Harold T. Martin Fund; Lacy Armour Endowment; Charles H. and Mary F.S. Worcester Collection

Reference Number

1994.430

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