Vivant Denon - Joseph And Potiphar's Wife, ca 1790 (detail)

Vivant Denon / Dominique Vivant, Baron Denon

July 24, 2020

Vivant Denon was a French artist, writer, diplomat, author, and archaeologist. He consistently avoided using his baptized first name Dominique, preferring his middle name Vivant.

Featured image: Vivant Denon - Joseph And Potiphar's Wife, ca. 1790 (detail). Etching on rag content antique paper. 7 × 3 9/10 in. 17.7 × 9.8 cm. Photo courtesy Sylvan Cole Gallery