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Compositional study for The Sacred Grove, Beloved of the Arts and the Muses

A work made of black chalk on tan wove tracing paper, laid down on ivory wove paper.
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  • A work made of black chalk on tan wove tracing paper, laid down on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1883/84

Artist:

Pierre Puvis de Chavannes
French, 1824-1898

About this artwork

This small study—the culmination of many preparatory sketches—is the final schema by Puvis de Chavannes for his highly influential painting The Sacred Grove, Beloved of the Arts and Muses, which is in the Art Institute’s collection.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Pierre Puvis de Chavannes

Title

Compositional study for The Sacred Grove, Beloved of the Arts and the Muses

Origin

France

Date

1883–1884

Medium

Black chalk on tan wove tracing paper, laid down on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

193 × 262 mm (primary support); 212 × 278 mm (secondary support)

Credit Line

Suzanne Searle Dixon Endowment

Reference Number

2005.134

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