Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Venus preventing Aeneas from killing Helen

Artist:
Attributed to Johann Tobias Sergel (Swedish, Stockholm 1740–1814 Stockholm)
Former Attribution:
Anonymous, French, 18th century
Date:
late 18th century
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brown wash, over graphite
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 1/8 x 12 1/4 in. (23.2 x 31.1 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Guy Wildenstein Gift, 2012
Accession Number:
2012.278
Not on view
Inscription: Verso of the old secondary support: at center, inscribed "Venus empèche Enée de tuer Hélène / l'incendie de Troie" in graphite (20th-century handwriting).
Vendor: Galerie Amicorum, Paris
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