The Death of Seneca

Jean Guillaume Moitte French

Not on view

In addition to being a sculptor, Moitte made designs for prints and decorative arts and was a prolific draftsman. This painterly sheet must date to fairly early in his career, for while it features many classicizing elements in its costumes, setting, and décor, the overall composition still favors the oblique angles of the late Baroque rather than the planar arrangement of figures that would characterize his later work.

The Death of Seneca, Jean Guillaume Moitte (French, Paris 1746–1810 Paris), Pen and black ink, brush and brown wash, heightened with white gouache on blue paper

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