Sampans, 1839 – Bellevue, 1900
Study of Judith
390 x 280 cm – 15 3/8 x 11 1/32 in.
Pencil and watercolor 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.
This drawing is a study for the figure of Judith preparing to behead Holofernes, a subject for which we have no trace of pictorial realizations today. A study of this subject was shown at the exhibition in Dole in 2003 (Virginie Frelin et Elisabeth Coulon, Jules Machard, le culte de la ligne, catalogue d’exposition, 4 avril au 15 juin 2003, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dole, fig. 5, p. 23).