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An Artist Adoring a Statue of Virtue

A work made of watercolor and gouache, over black chalk, on ivory laid paper, laid down on off-white laid paper.
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  • A work made of watercolor and gouache, over black chalk, on ivory laid paper, laid down on off-white laid paper.

Date:

1783

Artist:

Claude Hoin
French, 1750-1817

About this artwork

Elegant and morally uplifting scenes like the one featured in this highly finished small painting in watercolor and gouache were highly desirable to French collectors in the years just prior to the French Revolution, especially as decorations for their private cabinets. Claude Hoin was a provincial artist who came to Paris to study with the moralistic artist Jean-Baptiste Greuze.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Claude Jean Baptiste Hoin

Title

An Artist Adoring a Statue of Virtue

Origin

France

Date

1783

Medium

Watercolor and gouache, over black chalk, on ivory laid paper, laid down on off-white laid paper

Inscriptions

Signed and dated, at lower right, in pen and brown ink: "J. B. hoin/1783"; signed and dated, lower center on mount, in pen and black ink: "JB hoin Ptre du Roi, Des Academies de Dijon, Toulouse et Lyon. 1783"

Dimensions

408 × 277 mm (primary support); 475 × 340 mm (secondary support)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

2013.952

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