Drawing, "Cartoon for Printed Cotton: The Four Elements [Les Quatre Elements]", 1810–20
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Vertical rectangle. Within vertically-arranged ornamental arabesques are: upper left, Juno seated in a chariot drawn over the clouds by peacocks, while kneeling zephyrs facing each other (personifying Air) support the vignette; lower left, Vulcan forging armor, and supporting, while two cyclopes (personifying fire) support the vignette; upper right, sirens supporting the vignette with Venus (below); center right, Saturn seated in a landscape, attended by animals, his right arm resting on a globe, while two standing Herculeses (personifying Earth) support the vignette; lower right, Venus born over water on a shell, accompanied by two tortoises (personifying water). In the center of the composition and along the left edge are vertical strips composed of trophies symbolizing the elements (uncompleted).