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A framed toile de Jouy panel

Origin France
Period 18th Century
Condition Distressed.
Creation Date c. 1790
Description A framed toile de Jouy panel depicting incidents from the story of Paul et Virginie by Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre.

Scenes include an officer in conversation with three submissive natives beneath a palm tree, an embracing European couple before a cottage, and the gods Minerva, Neptune and Mercury; surrounded by numerous ships and islands.

Paul et Virginie, a novel published in 1788 by Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, is set on Mauritius and details the tragic love affair of the eponymous childhood friends.
Styles / Movements Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 294810
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