Sampans, 1839 – Bellevue, 1900
Two studies of putto in cartridges on the same mount
Pencil and red chalk on paper
Stamped signature J. Machard (L. 5030) lower left (for the first drawing) and lower right (for the second drawing)
On the first drawing, annotations at the top left in red chalk : Voir la ca di Dio et en bas : pour le coté de la….
On the second drawing, annotation at the bottom in red chalk: Tarneux ?
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.
On his return from Rome in 1874, Jules Machard was invited to London by the Duke and Duchess of Buccleugh, who commissioned three paintings for the ceilings of Montagu House Castle. These works, of mythological subjects, represented Psyche returned to Love, Psyche carried off by Zephyr and the Passage of Venus before the Sun.
These two sketches of angel study are said to be preparatory to the decoration of one of the ceilings of Montagu House Castle, made between 1876 and 1878.