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The Arrival of Jean-Jacques Rousseau to the Champs-Élysées

A work made of pen and black ink, brush and brown wash and pale orange wash, on cream laid paper, prepared with a white gouache ground, laid down on off-white wove paper.
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  • A work made of pen and black ink, brush and brown wash and pale orange wash, on cream laid paper, prepared with a white gouache ground, laid down on off-white wove paper.

Date:

1780

Artist:

Jean Michel Moreau
French, 1741–1814

About this artwork

Jean-Michel Moreau, the Younger, was Designer of Royal Entertainments (and soon to be Royal Designer and Engraver) when this drawing was among those shown at the Salon du Louvre of 1781, where it was extolled by the encyclopedist and critic Denis Diderot. As engraved by C. F. Macret in 1782, the subject of the scene was identified as a group of eminent philosophers and ancient authors—Montaigne, Voltaire, Homer, Plato, and Plutarch—welcoming into heaven Jean-Jacques Rousseau, author of The Social Contract.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jean Michel Moreau, the Younger

Title

The Arrival of Jean-Jacques Rousseau to the Champs-Élysées

Place

France (Artist's nationality)

Date

Made 1780

Medium

Pen and black ink, brush and brown wash and pale orange wash, on cream laid paper, prepared with a white gouache ground, laid down on off-white wove paper

Inscriptions

Signed and dated, recto, lower left, in pen and brown ink: "J. M. moreau Le Jeune 1780"

Dimensions

Primary support: 23.2 × 33 cm (9 3/16 × 13 in.); Secondary support: 32.5 × 42.9 cm (12 13/16 × 16 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.988

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