Jean-François de Troy (1679–1752) was one of the most prolific and esteemed painters of his generation. Director of the French Academy in Rome, he excelled in a variety of genres and produced tapestry cartoons and altarpieces as well as easel paintings. He was also deeply interested in the reproduction of his painted oeuvre in print. This seminar, led by Ashley Hannebrink, graduate intern in the Division of European and American Art, will focus on the Harvard Art Museums’ collection of prints after De Troy. A highlight will be a series of images depicting the Story of Esther, which raise questions about the role of history painting in the first half of the 18th century. While De Troy is our point of entry, the matter of reproductive printmaking and the intricacies of moving between paint and ink will be central to the discussion.
The seminar will take place in the Art Study Center, Level 4.
Free admission, but capacity is limited to 15 and registration is recommended. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the program to allow sufficient time to sign in at the Art Study Center reception desk. Note that there is a wait list for this program; spots unclaimed by 11am will be released to those on the wait list. Please be prepared to present a photo ID.
Lockers are available on the Lower Level, Level 1, and Level 4 to check bags, coats, umbrellas, and any food or drink.