01 août 2009

New acquisition from the J. Paul Getty Museum: a watercolor from Gabriel Jacques de Saint-Aubin

Gabriel Jacques de Saint-Aubin, French, Roman Fleet Victorious over the Carthaginians at the Battle of Cape Ecnomus, about 1763. Watercolor, gouache, pen and India and brown ink over black chalk, 8 7/16 x 15 9/16 in. 2006.23. The J. Paul Getty Trust © J. Paul Getty Trust The sea teems with a seemingly endless fleet of warships; a vast battle looms, ships crowd closer and closer to one another. Rows of oars froth up the sea, the frenzied water foreshadowing the impending combat. Standing at opposite ends of the two central ships... [Lire la suite]