Description & Technical information

As Charles Baudelaire wrote of the artist, ‘He was an astonishing man, was Carle Vernet. His collected works are a whole world, a little Comédie humaine of their own; for trivial prints, sketches of the crowd and street, and caricatures, often constitute the most faithful mirror of life.’

Medium: Pen and grey ink and grey wash, with touches of watercolour, over an underdrawing in pencil.
Signature: Signed C. Vernet at the lower left.

Dimensions: 27.9 x 37 cm (11 x 14⁵/₈ inches)
Provenance: Anonymous sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 30 October 2000, lot 82
P. & D. Colnaghi, London, in 2001
Private collection, New York
Thence by descent.

Exhibitions: London, Colnaghi, Old Master and 19th Century Drawings: A selection from our current stock, 2001-2002, no.43.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints