*Rococo Revisited
Portrait of a Young Woman as a Vestal Virgin

Francois Hubert Drouais
French, 1727-1775

In the 18th century her costume and the brazier with glowing embers would clearly have been understood as an allusion to the chaste acolytes of Vesta, Roman goddess of hearth and household.

Portrait of a Young Woman as a Vestal Virgin

Francois Hubert Drouais

French, 1727-1775

In the 18th century her costume and the brazier with glowing embers would clearly have been understood as an allusion to the chaste acolytes of Vesta, Roman goddess of hearth and household.

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