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The War Goddess Painting the Portrait of King Francis I of France
The War Goddess Painting the Portrait of King Francis I of France
Date:
18th–19th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Pen And Ink And Watercolor Wash Over Graphite
Dimensions:
Image: 213 x 164 mm (8 3/8 x 6 7/16 in.) Cropped
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Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

David Ashley, Inc., N.Y. sold to Moore Achenbach 2 Jan 1940.

Accession Number:
1963.24.512
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Female artist wearing war helmet and no shoes sits before wooden easel at work on the portrait of a vision she sees above her in clouds and encircled by a pointed halo. At the same time a long arrow in her left hand seems to be piercing the canvas near the head. (Virginia Anderson 05/10/94)