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Ethereal Escape

In stock
SKU
WMET0127
Specialty: Giclee on Acrylic, Illuminated in an LED Lightbox
  • Acrylic
  • Non-Customizable
  • 27.5"w x 41.5"h
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Image M0854SUB1
M0854SUB1
1″ x 2.50″
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Etheral_Escape_87.15.134

Our Inspiration:The Storm

Pierre-Auguste Cot (French, 1837–1883)
Oil on canvas, 92 1/4 x 61 3/4 in., 1880
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Bequest of Catharine Lorillard Wolfe, 1887   87.15.134

When Cot exhibited this painting at the Salon of 1880, critics speculated about the source of the subject. Some proposed the French novel Paul and Virginie by Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (1737–1814), in which the teenage protagonists run for shelter in a rainstorm, using the heroine’s overskirt as an impromptu umbrella; others suggested the romance Daphnis and Chloe by the ancient Greek writer Longus. New York collector and Met benefactor Catharine Lorillard Wolfe commissioned the work under the guidance of her cousin John Wolfe, one of Cot’s principal patrons.

Etheral_Escape_87.15.134

Our Inspiration:The Storm

Pierre-Auguste Cot (French, 1837–1883)
Oil on canvas, 92 1/4 x 61 3/4 in., 1880
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Bequest of Catharine Lorillard Wolfe, 1887   87.15.134

When Cot exhibited this painting at the Salon of 1880, critics speculated about the source of the subject. Some proposed the French novel Paul and Virginie by Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (1737–1814), in which the teenage protagonists run for shelter in a rainstorm, using the heroine’s overskirt as an impromptu umbrella; others suggested the romance Daphnis and Chloe by the ancient Greek writer Longus. New York collector and Met benefactor Catharine Lorillard Wolfe commissioned the work under the guidance of her cousin John Wolfe, one of Cot’s principal patrons.