The Vigil

The Vigil


Pierre Guérin

(French, 1774-1833)


Mr. and Mrs. Lewis B. Williams Collection 1940.1120

Catalogue raisonné: Béraldi VIII.6.2



Guérin found the lithographic crayon to be perfect for rendering the clarity of sculptural form. He used a combination of subtle hatching, smooth contour lines, and shading to represent a young Greek artist surprised by an inspirational visit from a winged female as he works late into the night.

See also
PR - Lithograph
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