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Creator Name: Corneille, Michel
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1642 - 1708
Creator Name-CRT: Michel Corneille
Title: The Choice of Hercules
Creation Start Date: 1683
Creation End Date: 1687
Creation Date: about 1685
Object Type: Drawings and Watercolors
Classification Term: ink and wash on paper
Materials and Techniques: pen and brown ink, red and brown wash heightened with white on grey paper
Dimensions: H.14-3/8 x W.13-1/16 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 92.109
Credit Line: The John R. Van Derlip Fund
A pupil of Charles Le Brun, Corneille collaborated with his master on the painted decorations for the palace of Louis XIV at Versailles; he was also a designer for the royal tapestry factory at Gobelins. Corneille was also a prolific draftsman, whose drawings were sought by the most prestigious collectors of the seventeenth century, including Everard Jabach and Pierre Mariette. Significantly, in this drawing, Corneille departs from the norm of academic drawing. He employs pen and brown ink, brush with red and brown wash, and white gouache heightening on blue paper, which emphasize coloristic effects. His technique anticipates developments in French drawing of the 18th century. Corneille illustrates a traditional allegory. The Greek mythological hero Hercules must choose between Vice, represented by the seductive figure of Venus, the goddess of Love, to his left; and the chaste personification of Virtue, who summons him at the right.
AMICA ID: MIA_.92.109
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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