Description & Technical information

One of a group of drawings which would appear to have been done by Parizeau as technical exercises, perhaps intended for the instruction of students. Two related drawings were exhibited with the present pair in New York in 1990 and are today in a private collection, while a horizontal study of hands and feet by Parizeau, signed and dated 1761, appeared on the London art market in 1979.

Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Red chalk, With framing lines in red chalk
Signature: Signed and dated Ph. L. Parizeau 1785 in red chalk at the lower left.
Numbered 324 in black chalk at the lower right.
Further numbered 351 in red chalk on the verso.

Dimensions: 38.7 x 25.8 cm (15¹/₄ x 10¹/₈ inches)
Provenance: P. & D. Colnaghi, London, in 1990
Private collection, Middlesex, in 1991
Thence by descent.

Exhibitions: New York, Colnaghi, Master Drawings, 1990, nos. 43 and 45.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints