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Details & Cataloguing

Erotic: Passion & Desire

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Jean-Jacques-François Le Barbier
ROUEN 1738 - 1826 PARIS
AN AMOROUS ENCOUNTER

Catalogue Note

The present work is particularly close to Le Barbier’s signed Le jeu d’osselets chez les Grecs, which sold at Sotheby’s, Paris on 25 October 2005, especially in the treatment of the foliage and flowers, and in the artist’s visual references to the antique. Of particular interest is the work’s erotic nature – the discovery of the frescoes at Pompeii in 1784 introduced a new sensuality in French art during this period. Erotic subjects inspired by the antique were combined with themes emblematic of the Rococo, an exaltation of pleasure and flesh.

Erotic: Passion & Desire

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London