Description & Technical information

On the mount of Jean-Baptiste Nourri

Period:  1750-1850
Origin:  France
Medium: Brown wash, Black chalk, Brush
Dimensions: 157 x 224 cm (61³/₄ x 88¹/₄ inches)
Provenance: Jean-Baptiste Nourri (1697-1784), posthumous sale, Paris 24 February 1785:
lot 1065: [Boucher] “Huit compositions et études, dont une premier pensée
du Massacre des Innocents, à la plume et au bistre”, (Nourri embellished his mounts with pen lines and bands of green as illustrated in article by Lise Bicart-Sée, Master Drawings 45: 2007, no.1, pp. 87-90)
purchased by Langlois
Private collection, France
Private collection, USA
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints