Antique Print-ELOISA-LETTER-READING-ST PREUX-Wheatley-1791

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Eloisa meditating on St. Preux’s Letter – a seated woman in a wooded landscape, turning her head away from a letter that she is reading. Representation of Héloïse, illustrating ‘Julie, or the New Heloise’, a novel by Jean-Jacques Rousseau inspired by the 12th century story of Héloïse’s illicit love for, and secret marriage to, her teacher Pierre Abélard.

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‘Eloisa meditating on St. Preux’s Letter’

Stipple engraving printed in sepia ink, on a vellin type paper. on paper.
Sheet size: 44,5 x 50,5 cm. (17,5 x 19,9 inch). Image size: 24,5 x 30 cm. (9,6 x 11,8 inch).

This print originates from Rousseau’s Eloisa, volume 1, page 16. Published in 1791 by S. Vivares in London.

Anonymous.

Condition: Good, given age. Paper loss in two places in the top margin (below matting), a small tear in the margin and edge of the image (top left), two foxing spots in the left margin, a small crease in the edge of the image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Professionally matted, not examinted out of matting. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

Keywords: ELOISA-LETTER-READING-ST PREUX

DPO-80-01

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Dimensions 50 × 44 × 1 cm

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