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Relais, Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris (recto); Scene from the Life of Odysseus (verso)

A work made of pen and black ink, with brush and gray and brown washes, over graphite (recto); graphite and pen and black ink (verso) on off-white wove paper.
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  • A work made of pen and black ink, with brush and gray and brown washes, over graphite (recto); graphite and pen and black ink (verso) on off-white wove paper.

Date:

1812

Artist:

Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg
Danish, 1783-1853

About this artwork

When the young and ambitious Eckersberg entered Jacques-Louis David’s Parisian studio in 1811, he was encouraged to make studies after nature and therefore carried a sketchbook with him while moving through the city and the surrounding countryside. In a diary entry dated September 15, 1812, he recorded a tour of the Champs-Élysées, rendered here with deft handling of perspective and the witty detail of a young woman adjusting her stocking.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg

Title

Relais, Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris (recto); Scene from the Life of Odysseus (verso)

Place

Denmark (Artist's nationality:)

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1812

Medium

Pen and black ink, with brush and gray and brown washes, over graphite (recto); graphite and pen and black ink (verso) on off-white wove paper

Dimensions

22.2 × 29.7 cm (8 3/4 × 11 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Regenstein Endowment Fund

Reference Number

2012.375

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