“Jean-Jacques Lequeu: Visionary Architect; Drawings from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France” at The Morgan Library & Museum, New York

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Jean-Jacques Lequeu, And We Shall Be Mothers Because . . . ! (1793 or 1974), pen and black ink, black and gray wash; courtesy The Morgan Library and Museum and Bibliothèque nationale de France, Departement des Estampes et de la photographie

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“The obscurity to which Lequeu was subsequently consigned can be attributed, in no small part, to his own doing. Numerous drawings dedicated to sexual preoccupations of a rather peculiar sort don’t readily lend themselves to public display, let alone public acclamation . . .”

Click here to read the entirety of the review at Dispatch, the blog for The New Criterion.

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