Study of a Young Man attributed to Paul Baudry


Sensuality and spirituality in 19th century ceiling decorations.

Study of a Young Man attributed to Paul Baudry.

Paul Baudry (Attributed to)

La Roche-sur-Yon 1828 – Paris 1886

Study of a Young Man

Pencil and white chalk on grey paper.

260 x 293 mm – 10 1/4 x  11 9/16 in.

A beautiful and sensual study of a young man which reminds Paul Baudry’s preparatory works for his decoration paintings in the Grand Foyer of the Opera Garnier. This kind of figures, with ambiguous genre and undefined functions – profane allegories combining sensuality and spirituality – are common in Paul Baudry’s decorative painting and more generally in the second half of the 19thcentury.

Condition report -Very good condition, the left -hand side and right upper corner redone.