Bust study for «Judith» by Jules Machard


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Jules Machard

Sampans, 1839 – Bellevue, 1900

Bust study for « Judith » (recto) and knife and necklace study (verso)

280 x 240 mm – 11 1/32 x 9 7/16 in.

Pencil on brown paper.

Stamped signature J. Machard (L. 5030) lower right.


This drawing belongs to a set of 85 drawings from the studio of Jules Machard presented by Drawings-online. Read our focus on the artist.

This bust study can be related to a drawing illustrating Judith (cf. Virginie Frelin et Elisabeth Coulon, Jules Machard, le culte de la ligne, catalogue d’exposition, 4 avril au 15 juin 2003, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dole, fig. 5, p. 23). We do not know any pictorial work by the artist on this theme.