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  • Disclosing Eros
    Morreau, Jacqueline, born 1929 - died 2016
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Disclosing Eros

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    UK (made)

  • Date:

    1993 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morreau, Jacqueline, born 1929 - died 2016 (artist)
    Standpoint Press (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Patrick Morreau

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MP, shelf 302, box A

Jacqueline Morreau (1929-2016) was born Milwaukee, and attended the Chouinard Art Institute and then the Jepson Art Institute. She also qualified as a medical illustrator in 1958, and in 1972 she moved to London. She later taught drawing at the Royal College of Art. Her work was allied with the feminist art movement in the 1970s and 1980s, and she contributed to two notable exhibitions originated by the ICA: Women’s Images of Men (also a book, edited by Morreau with critic Sarah Kent) and About Time (both 1980). Her subjects were often drawn from myth and fable, which she used to explore personal and political themes including social injustice, religious intolerance and conflict, and the patriarchal oppression of women. Morreau often chose women from myth – Eve, Pandora, Persephone and Psyche - as figures expressive of women’s agency and independence, and the ways in which such agency has been labelled as disobedient or disruptive.

Physical description

Two figures, Eros and Psyche, reclining. Eros is asleep and Psyche is crouching over him with a lamp looking at his face. Printed in sepia.

Place of Origin

UK (made)


1993 (printed)


Morreau, Jacqueline, born 1929 - died 2016 (artist)
Standpoint Press (printer)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

2/40 Disclosing Eros J. Morreau
All in pencil

Blind-stamp on paper


Height: 49 cm sheet, Width: 49 cm sheet, Height: 24.5 cm plate, Width: 30 cm plate

Descriptive line

Jacqueline Morreau: Disclosing Eros, 1993. Etching.


Paper; Ink




Myths & Legends


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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