The Three Graces, after the Antique Marble Group in the Galleria Borghese, Rome, Jean-Etienne Liotard, 1737

The Three Graces, after the Antique Marble Group in the Galleria Borghese, Rome, Jean-Etienne Liotard, 1737

pastel on vellum, h 59.4cm × w 45.4cm × w c.10kg More details

Copying antique statues was a standard way for artists to learn their craft during the 18th century and beyond. Here Liotard takes the process a step further, bringing this famous white marble group to life by depicting the Graces in colour and placing them in a landscape.

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