Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier (1743-1794) and His Wife (Marie Anne Pierrette Paulze, 1758-1836)

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Description

Reveals the gendered division of labor in many scientific households. Antoine, seated, is at work on a chemistry treatise; his wife, Marie-Anne, takes a break from her drawing board to look over his shoulder. Whereas Antoine is famous for his experiments with oxygen, Marie-Anne made his work possible by translating foreign works, illustrating Antoine's treatises, and publicizing his discoveries.

Publisher

1788, oil on canvas, Metroplitan Museum of Art, New York, New York.

Date

08/01/2017

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Citation

David, Jacques Louis, “Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier (1743-1794) and His Wife (Marie Anne Pierrette Paulze, 1758-1836),” Legacies of the Enlightenment, accessed June 25, 2024, https://enlightenmentlegacies.org/items/show/80.