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Allegory showing Marat being denied access to the Elysian Fields by Jean Jacques Rousseau, who points at the personification of Truth sitting above them and holding a scroll reading 'Vitam impendere vero' as well as a magnifying glass sending out thunderbolts; on the left, some demons dragging Marat into a hellish pit; on the right, several figures gathered underneath trees in Elysium; possibly a print study?
Pen, ink, grey wash, with white heightening; laid on thick paper, with black ink border
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- 1795-1800 (circa?)
Height: 183 millimetres (drawing size)
Width: 235 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- 'Vitam impendere vero' was the motto of Marat's journal 'L'Ami du Peuple'; it had previously been Rousseau's own motto.
- Not on display
- Associated events
Associated Event: French Revolution 1793
Associated Event: Death of Marat 1793 (13 july)
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