Sketch for «l’Amour de la Patrie» by Jules Machard


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Jules Machard

Sampans, 1839- Bellevue, 1900

Sketch for « l’Amour de la Patrie » (recto-verso)

180 x 115 mm – 7 1/16 x 4 1/2 in.

Pen and black ink on paper.

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


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.


These sketches illustrate projects for the decoration of the grand staircase of the room known as the Committee of Marshals at the Ministry of War, commissioned in 1877 from Jules Machard. He did not execute this decoration and withdrew in 1882 from the administration in favor of his friend Joseph Blanc (1846-1904).