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Cléombrote and Léonidas

A work made of pen and black and brown ink, with brush and brown wash and touches of blue gouache, over red chalk, heightened with white gouache, on blue laid paper, laid down on gray laid paper.
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  • A work made of pen and black and brown ink, with brush and brown wash and touches of blue gouache, over red chalk, heightened with white gouache, on blue laid paper, laid down on gray laid paper.

Date:

c. 1795

Artist:

Baron François-Xavier Fabre
French, 1766-1837

About this artwork

In the wake of the French Revolution, painting commissions were few, but polished drawings had a market. This work illustrates a scene from Plutarch’s series of biographies of famous men in which the Spartan king Léonidas spares the life of his traitorous son-in-law Cléombrote, exiling him from Sparta. After pleading for her husband’s life, the king’s daughter Chilonis departs with her banished husband and their two children.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Baron François-Xavier Fabre

Title

Cléombrote and Léonidas

Place

France (Artist's nationality)

Date

1795–1799

Medium

Pen and black and brown ink, with brush and brown wash and touches of blue gouache, over red chalk, heightened with white gouache, on blue laid paper, laid down on gray laid paper

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1996.27

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