Circle of Pierre Paul PRUD’HON (Cluny, 1758 – Paris, 1823)

Love trying out the effects of his torch

45.5 x 39.3 cm. (17 1516 x 15 ½ in.)
Circa 1805 Black chalk, stump on blue paper Bears a signature upper right: 'P.P. Prud’hon' Verso: Study of a Male Academy and Two Figure Studies Black chalk and sanguine

Provenance:
• France, Private Collection.

Bibliography:
• Sylvain Laveissière, Prud’hon ou le rêve du bonheur,, exh. cat. Paris, Grand Palais, New York, Metropolitan Museum, 1997-1998, RMN, 1997.

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