Lady Reading the Letters of Heloise and Abelard  

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Letters of Heloise and Abelard

Lady Reading the Letters of Heloise and Abelard[1] (c.1780) is an oil painting measuring 81 x 65 cm .

It was painted by French painter Auguste Bernard d'Agesci and its subject was a female reader swooning over the correspondence by Abelard and Heloise in the posthumously published Letters of Heloise and Abelard. Until 2001 the painting was attributed to Greuze.

The swooning look on the woman's face echoes those of Titian's Magadalens.



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