Support: Ivory wove paper, discolored
Sheet: 20.6 x 15.8 cm (8 1/8 x 6 1/4 in.)
Gift of the Painting and Drawing Society of The Cleveland Museum of Art 2000.40
David d'Angers aimed to create a series of portraits in sculpture that would capture all of the outstanding men and women of his time. This drawing relates to a medallion portrait of the writer George Sand, the pseudonym adopted by a woman named Amandine-Aurore-Lucile Dupin so that she could publish her work. David d'Angers captured his sitter's independence sympathetically, as she stares forward and upward, as if seen in thought.
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