Sampans, 1839 – Bellevue, 1900
268 x 196 mm – 10 9/16 x 7 11/16 in.
Brush and black ink on 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 drawing is a study for the figure of Judith preparing to behead Holofernes, a subject for which we have no record of pictorial realizations today. A study of this subject was presented at the exhibition in Dole in 2003 (Virginie Frelin and Elisabeth Coulon, Jules Machard, le culte de la ligne, exhibition catalog, 4 April to 15 June 2003, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dole, fig. 5, p. 23).