Description & Technical information

This expressive drawing reflects the influence on Pierre Parrocel of his training in the Roman studio of the painter Carlo Maratti, with the use of a coloured paper also displaying a Venetian influence. A comparable drawing by Parrocel of a bearded man is in the Musée Atger in Montpellier, while another similar study of the heads of two women was at one time in the collection of Jean Masson and was sold at auction in Paris in 1923.

Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Black and white chalk, On light brown paper
Dimensions: 19.3 x 13.5 cm (7⁵/₈ x 5³/₈ inches)
Provenance: Possibly Anonymous sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 19 June 2003, lot 108
Private collection, Middlesex
Thence by descent.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints