? – Nevers 1752
Selfportrait with music scores and a sculpted head
Inscribed se ipse pinxit. en bas à droite. Inscribed EFFIGIES PAULI TROUGLAUT ORGANICI ECCLESIAE NIVERNENSIS qui obüt anno Domini 1752, Die 25 Decembris on an added strip of paper.
Pen and black ink. Grey and black wash on paper laid on a wooden board, a paper strip added at the bottom.
293 x 213 mm – 11,54 x 8,39 in.
Paul Trouflaut was the organist of the Nevers cathedral. His son Gilbert Trouflaut (Nevers 1736 – 1820), also an organist, botanized with Jean-Jacques Rousseau before creating a botanical garden in his birth city during the French Revolution.
Condition report – A few worm holes, abrasions, foldings. Irregular accidents on the paper surface but the image is clear. Restauration could improve the general effect.