Charles-Antoine Coypel IV (French, 1694-1752) – Héloïse, 1742 (Pastel. Musée des Augustins) – – Héloïse was a brilliant scholar of Latin, Greek and Hebrew, and had a reputation for intelligence and insight. Abélard writes that she was nominatissima, “most renowned” for her gift in reading and writing. Educated by Abélard in medicine and other traditional subjects taught in higher education at the time, Héloïse gained quite a reputation as a physician in her role as abbess of Paraclete…

Charles-Antoine Coypel IV (French, 1694-1752) – Héloïse


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