Sampans, 1839 – Bellevue, 1900
Eros and Death ?
320 x 195 mm – 12 5/8 x 7 11/16 in.
Pen and black ink on paper.
Stamped signature J. Machard (L. 5030) on the left.
This drawing belongs to a set of 85 drawings from the studio of Jules Machard presented by Drawings-online. Read our focus on the artist.
Towards the end of his career in the 1890s, Jules Machard seemed regularly haunted by the theme of Eros, the personification of Love. He produced a large number of drawings on this subject with various titles: Eros and the Kiss of Death, Eros and Death, Youth and Love, Psyche and Love, the Flight of Eros, the Sleep of Cupid, etc.