Eloisa meditating on St. Preux's Letter. Rousseau's Eloisa Vol.1 Page 16.
London Pubd. June 27. 1791 by S. Vivares No.13 Gt Newport Street.
Stipple with etching, 370 x 265mm. 14½ x 10½".
A woman seated in a wooded landscape, turning her head away from a letter that she is reading with an expression of despair. Representation of Héloïse, illustrating 'Julie, or the New Heloise', an epistolary novel by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712 – 1778) inspired by the 12th century story of Héloïse's illicit love for, and secret marriage to, her teacher Pierre Abélard, perhaps the most popular teacher and philosopher in Paris. After Francis Wheatley (1747 - 1801).
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