Eye Candy for Today: Jean-Pierre Houel’s View of a Sepulchre

View of a Sepulchre in the Underground Grotto near the Church of S.Nicola on the Island of Lipari, Jean-Pierre-Louis-Laurent Houel, gouache
View of a Sepulchre in the Underground Grotto near the Church of S.Nicola on the Island of Lipari, Jean-Pierre-Louis-Laurent Houel

In the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg. Gouache on paper, roughly 12×12″ (30x30cm)

This beautiful gouache painting by the 18th century French painter Jean-Pierre Houel conveys a wonderful feeling for both the shadowed recesses of the space and the rough stone texture of the walls.

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