Pierre-Narcisse Guérin

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Pierre-Narcisse Guérin
1774-1833
Odysseus Recognized by his Old Nurse Eurycleia while Penelope Is Distracted by Athena
Black chalk with smudging, white chalk, on light-brown paper.
18 1/8 x 23 1/16 inches (460 x 578 mm)
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1961.36

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Signed on verso, in black chalk, at lower center, "Vincent".
Watermark: Countermark: Letters "DLG", individual letters placed between chain lines.

Provenance: 
Henri Baderou, Paris.
Bibliography: 

Adams, Frederick B., Jr., comp. Twelfth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1962. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1963, p. 90-91.
Denison, Cara D. French Drawings, 1550-1825. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, no. 85.

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This drawing illustrates a scene drawn from Book XIX of Homer's "Odyssey".
Formerly attributed to François-André Vincent, Paris 1746-1816 Paris.

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Baderou, Henri, former owner.
Homer. Odyssey.

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