The girl on the right is looking at the colorful butterfly in the middle of the printing, there are a few more butterflies flying around the girl. The background is composed of plain patterns and lines.
Red lacquered wooden duck-shaped container wth lid
This duck-shaped container was probably used at weddings, perhaps to serve rice or some other food. Red is the color of happiness, appropriate for a wedding. Mandarin ducks, believed to mate for life, are symbols of marital bliss and conjugal fidelity.
An angel, holding a scepter in his left hand and making a gesture of speech with his right, interrupts the Virgin at her reading. She kneels on the floor and rests her left hand on an open book placed atop a lectern. A vase with a flowering lily sits on the floor between the angel and the Virgin and a small white dove encircled by a halo hovers between them. The scene unfolds within an elaborate and richly decorated interior that includes a chair and canopied bed in the background.
This painted panel depicts the Annunciation in which the archangel Gabriel announces to the Virgin Mary that she has been chosen to give birth to the son of God. The Virgin turns from her reading and humbly accepts the divine decree as the Holy Spirit, a white dove encircled by light, descends to impregnate her. The flowering white lily placed on the floor nearby symbolizes her virtue and purity.
Densely painted, this painting depicts a battle with figures both on foot and on horseback. Fallen figures in the foreground are mirrored by a line of figures still engaged in combat in the futher distance. The rump of a white horse at the left is balanced by another pale horse and rider (with banner) that approaches the viewer at right.
A study for one of Decamps' most important works that was exhibitied in the Salon of 1834, this work depicts a battle in 101BCE of the Roman consul Marius against the Germanic tribe of the Cimbri. In palette and composition, this painting recalls the battle scenes of Delacroix.
The girl on the right is looking at the butterflies in the center of the printing. The butterflies are in blue, yellow, white and pink colors, and they respond to the color and patterns in the background.