Saint-Preux sur les Rochers
Pen-and-ink, wash, and pencil, on paper.
7 7/16 x 5 13/16 inches (189 x 147 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
In pencil on verso: I, 65. Tony Johannot.
From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
Reproduced in: The art of the French illustrated book, 1700 to 1914 / Gordon N. Ray. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1982, p. 265
Drawing by Tony Johannot to illustrate letter 26 of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's La nouvelle Héloïse, Paris : Barbier, 1845, plate pt. I, p. 65. Cf. Ray.
Illustration title from published volume.
Drawing shows the despairing Saint Preux seated among rocks as he contemplates suicide.
Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.