Head study, Italian school of the late 18th century


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Italian school of the late 18th century.

Head study (recto) and putti studies (verso)

Black chalk and red chalk on the verso.

Inscribed on the verso : Greuze350 £32×37 cm11-071 and N 60

264 x 212 mm – 10 3/8 x 8 3/8 in.


The work of the line and the black chalk fade that sculpts and models gives it a very strong presence. The architecture of the face is wonderfully rendered with the cheeks well modeled, the mouth fleshy, the eyebrows perfectly drawn. In addition, the admirable expressiveness of the eyes of the figure depicted gives this drawing a particular beauty.


Condition report: Small loss of material in the middle at the top and drawing slightly rubbed.