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Maker(s):Moreau, Jean-Michel le Jeune
Culture:French (1741 - 1814)
Title:Prise de la Ville de Melos, study for illustration from Histoire Grecque de Thucydide
Date Made:1808
Type:Drawing
Materials:bistre on paper
Place Made:Greece
Measurements:sheet: 20 x 15 in.; 50.8 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 in ink below image at center: J.M.moreau Le Je. 1808, inscribed: Prise de la ville de Melos. Thucydid.L.iv.
Accession Number:  SC 1971.15.2
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 armed men with swords and shields cutting down nude women at others cower in fear outside among large stone structures, surrounding frame with urns, trees, masks and fantastical creatures

Tags:
men; women; wars; deaths; architecture; exterior; military

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