129
129
Pierre-Paul Prud'hon
Cluny 1758 - 1823 Paris
A COUPLE EMBRACING, WITH CUPID TUGGING AT THE WOMAN'S SKIRTS
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,000 USD
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129
Pierre-Paul Prud'hon
Cluny 1758 - 1823 Paris
A COUPLE EMBRACING, WITH CUPID TUGGING AT THE WOMAN'S SKIRTS
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings

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Pierre-Paul Prud'hon
Cluny 1758 - 1823 Paris
CLUNY 1758 - 1823 PARIS
A COUPLE EMBRACING, WITH CUPID TUGGING AT THE WOMAN'S SKIRTS

Catalogue Note

This drawing must have been made as a design for a book illustration.  Although today Prud'hon's fame as a draughtsman rests primarily on his large-scale figure and composition studies (see lot 138), like many of his contemporaries he also worked extensively as a designer of illustrations, and his fertile imagination made his drawings of this type particularly fascinating. For further information, see Prud'hon, ou le rêve du bonheur, exhibition catalogue, Paris, Grand Palais, and New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997-8, pp. 117-135, and also the drawings sold, London, Sotheby's, 11 July 2001, lot 202, and New York, Sotheby's, 23 January 2001, lot 347.

Old Master Drawings

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