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Creator Name: Cogniet, Léon
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1794 - 1880
Creator Name-CRT: Léon Cogniet
Title: The Artist in His Room at the Villa Medici, Rome
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1817
Creation End Date: 1817
Creation Date: 1817
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 44.2cm x 36.5cm
Inscriptions: Inscribed on stretcher: ma chambre à la réception de la première lettre de ma famille 1817
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1978.51
Credit Line: Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund
Context: Cogniet wrote on the back of this painting that the letter he is shown reading is the first from him family since his arrival in Rome. As a winner of the prestigious Prix de Rome (Rome Prize), awarded annually by the French Academy, Cogniet received free room and board for five years of intense study and painting in the ancient city. The coveted award guaranteed a successful career within the Paris art establishment.The open window and brilliant sunshine allude to Cogniet's enthusiasm for Italian landscape. The closed door at the left leads to the artist's studio.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1978.51
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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