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1837, Abbozzo per un Autoritratto
Opening December 11, 2021, 6pm - 9pm
Sant'Andrea de Scaphis
 
In the night of August 4 to 5 1837 in Rome, I dreamt that I saw a rather large field that was round, of which the soil was ashes and in which there were human [illegible]; he was walking there and solemnly bustling about the human skeletons who were talking together; one group distinguished itself: it was courtesans who paid homage to a king (skeleton) by bowing and adoring him and presenting him with a gold crown; but this king refused these vain homages, saying they were no longer in season and that everyone here was equal.

— Ingres