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Allegory of War

A work made of pen and brown ink, with red and black fabricated chalks and opaque and transparent watercolors, with touches of lead white and white chalks, on cream wove paper.
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  • A work made of pen and brown ink, with red and black fabricated chalks and opaque and transparent watercolors, with touches of lead white and white chalks, on cream wove paper.

Date:

1860

Artist:

Clement-Auguste Andrieux
French, 1829-1880

About this artwork

Primarily an illustrator, Andrieux had a penchant for war imagery, a marketable subject in the late 19th century. Spurred by Napoleon III’s attempt to evict Austria from the Piedmont and convert Italy into a confederation of states headed by the pope, he created these drawings in which the personification of War lies across a heap of dead warriors as Death hovers above.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Clement Auguste Andrieux

Title

Allegory of War

Place

France (Artist's nationality)

Date

1860

Medium

Pen and brown ink, with red and black fabricated chalks and opaque and transparent watercolors, with touches of lead white and white chalks, on cream wove paper

Dimensions

45.6 × 37.3 cm (18 × 14 11/16 in.)

Credit Line

Through prior gift of Ellen N. LaMotte

Reference Number

1997.412

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