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
- Claude Jean Baptiste Hoin
- An Artist Adoring a Statue of Virtue
- Watercolor and gouache, over black chalk, on ivory laid paper, laid down on off-white laid paper
- 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"
- 408 × 277 mm (primary support); 475 × 340 mm (secondary support)
- Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection