Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Poetry and Music

Here's another treasure discovered at the  National Gallery of Art:


La poesie et la musique (Poetry and Music)
Marble, c 1774/1778
Claude Michel, called Clodion (French, 1738-1814)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Images © 2013 Quodlibet. All rights reserved.

La poesie et la musique (Poetry and Music)
Claude Michel, called Clodion (French, 1738-1814)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Image © 2013 Quodlibet. All rights reserved.

La poesie et la musique (Poetry and Music)
Claude Michel, called Clodion (French, 1738-1814)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Image © 2013 Quodlibet. All rights reserved.

La poesie et la musique (Poetry and Music)
Claude Michel, called Clodion (French, 1738-1814)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Image © 2013 Quodlibet. All rights reserved.

La poesie et la musique (Poetry and Music) (detail)
Claude Michel, called Clodion (French, 1738-1814)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Image © 2013 Quodlibet. All rights reserved.

According to information from the National Gallery of Art, this work was one of four representations of the arts and sciences commissioned by Louis XV's finance minister, Abbé Terray.




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