(b. 1725, Tournus, d. 1805, Paris)
The Broken Pitcher1771
Oil on canvas, 109 x 87 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris
The painting shows a young girl at a well. One sees immediately that Greuze was concerned to convey eroticism in the Rococo manner, the badly proportioned lion of the well in the antique style being only a fashionable attribute.