French Neoclassical School 1800 - Classic Scene Attr. Guerin
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French Neoclassical School 1800 - Classic Scene Attr. Guerin:
For sale from a find in Paris, is this impressive neoclassical drawing.The drawing, executed in charcoal and white chalk on ca. 1800 laid watermarked paper, depicts a scene with three figures (the seated figure remained unfinished). The drawing, most likely, depicts a biblical scene.
This drawing was squared for transfer, which means it must have been a preparatory study for a larger scale project.Authorship : the drawing is from the French school, attributed to the circle of Pierre-Narcisse Guérin.BARON PIERRE NARCISSE GUERIN (Paris 1774 - Rome 1833) : Pupil of Regnault and Brenet. He won the "Prix de Rome" in 1797 and travelled to Rome to finalise his training. After his return in Paris (in 1799), he started to expose at the Paris salon. Between 1803 and 1805, he was back in Rome again. Returning to France, he exposed a set of painting, inspired by classic theathrplays. During the years, Guérin's fame raised , interpreting the esthetic style of David. In 1833, he accompanied Horace Vernet to Rome, but died on the way.Period : the drawing should be dated ca. 1800 (1795-1810).Size : 57,9x42,2cm.Condition : Good. Sides slightly damaged. Topcorner right : traces of folding. Bottom left : a small clod of paper pasted to the sheet. Unframed.Shipping : flat shippingrate 17$. Shipped as International Registered Mail (with trackingn°). Shipped in a tube. Combined shipping available.