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French School, Eighteenth Century.

Landscape with the Ruins of a Round Temple, with a Statue, possibly Hebe. c. 1750. Ink and watercolor on laid paper. 9 3/4 x 14 1/8 (image an sheet). Unobtrusive scattered foxing; otherwise good condition. Unsigned. Housed in an elegant grey silk mat and a 17 1/2 x 21-inch black wood frame with a gold lip. $750.

There was a vogue for imaginary landscapes in eighteenth-century France.

Hebe was the Goddess of youth, she personified the beautiful maiden and everlasting life. Her name means "youth" or "prime of life." She was the cup bearer who served nectar to the Olympian Gods to give them immortality.

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Continental Fine Art.



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