Lot 114
  • 114

Augustin Pajou Paris 1730 - 1809

3,000 - 4,000 GBP
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  • Augustin Pajou
  • head of a classical youth seen in profile to the right
  • inscribed in pen and brown ink: al la villa/Albani
  • pen and brown ink and wash over black chalk


Purchased from Galerie Cailleux, Paris, July 1996 

Catalogue Note

This and lot 113 can be dated to Pajou's years in Rome, 1752-56, when he made many copies after antique and also more modern works.They came from a group at the Galerie Cailleux which probably formed part of an album.2 

1. See J.J. Draper and G. Scherf, Pajou, exhibition catalogue, Paris, Louvre and New York, Metropolitan Museum, 1997-98, nos. 5-10

2. See J.D. Draper and G. Scherf, 'Augustin Pajou dessinateur en Italie, 1752-56', in Archives de l'Art fran├žais, nouvelle periode, vol. XXXIII, 1997, p. 14