Sketch for «Saint Cecilia Felt Divine Inspiration» by Jules Machard


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Jules Machard

Sampans, 1839 – Bellevue, 1900

Sketch for « Saint Cecilia Felt Divine Inspiration »

270 x 210 mm – 10 5/8 x 8 1/4 in.

Pencil 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 preparatory study for the painting of Saint Cecilia Felt Divine Inspiration presented at the 1878 Salon (purchased by Mr. Morton, the United States Minister). An oil sketch is at the Tessé Museum in Le Mans (inv. 10 1172, fig. 1).


The saint is kneeling, her body seemingly tilting backwards, held in her fall by a musical angel.