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Maker(s):Moreau, Jean-Michel le Jeune
Culture:French (1741 - 1814)
Title:La Peste D'Athenes, study for illustration from Histoire Grecque de Thucydice
Date Made:1808
Type:Drawing
Materials:bistre on paper
Place Made:Greece; Athens
Measurements:sheet: 19 3/4 x 15 in.; 50.165 x 38.1 cm; image (with border): 9 3/4 x 7 1/2 in.; 24.765 x 19.05 cm; image: 6 1/4 x 3 7/8 in.; 15.875 x 9.8425 cm
Narrative Inscription:  signed and dated below image in center: J. M. moreau Le Je. 1808, inscribed: La Peste D'Athenes. Des malheureux près d'expirer, avide de trouver de l'eur, se rouloient dans les rues, autour des fontaines. Thucydide. L. iv. Ch. 52
Accession Number:  SC 1971.15.1
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lifton (Loretta Jane Silver, class of 1952) and Dr. and Mrs. Ernst Greif (Carol Lynn Silver, class of 1955)
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art
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Description:
central image of a Roman city with large stone buildings, men, woman and children lying on the ground dead or dying as others scream and turn away, wide frame surrounding images of trees, bats, pots and other items

Tags:
deaths; architecture; exterior; men; women; children

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