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 Venus and Aeneas in the Petithory collection at the Musée Bonnat-Helleu in Bayonne and a drawing of Saint John the Baptist Preaching, 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: An unidentified collector’s mark (Lugt 3341) stamped at the lower right
Maria Christina Funghini, Rome
P. & D. Colnaghi, London, in 1995
Private collection, Middlesex
Thence by descent.
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints