Description & Technical information

Relatively few drawings by Joseph-François Parrocel are known outside of a large group of some fifty sheets in the Louvre. His drawings, most of which are signed, can be divided into two main groups; works executed in black and red chalk, and those in brown ink and grey or brown wash.

Among stylistically comparable drawings by the artist is a study of Saint John the Baptist Preaching, which was on the London art market in 1977.

Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Pen, Brown ink, Grey wash
Signature: Signed j f Parrocel at the lower left.

Dimensions: 20.1 x 14.6 cm (7⁷/₈ x 5³/₄ inches)
Provenance: Probably Carl Theodor Thiemann, Dachau (Lugt 642c)
P. & D. Colnaghi, London, in 1995
Private collection, Middlesex; Thence by descent.
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints