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Louis-Jean Desprez
MASANIELLO HARANGANT LE PEUPLE DE NAPLES SUR LA PLACE DU MARCHÉ DES CARMES
LOUIS-JEAN DESPREZ ; MASANIELLO ROUSING THE PEOPLE OF NAPLES IN THE PIAZZA DEL MERCATO ; PEN AND GREY AND BLACK INK AND GREY WASH WITH TOUCHES OF WATERCOLOUR OVER TRACES OF BLACK CHALK
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Louis-Jean Desprez
MASANIELLO HARANGANT LE PEUPLE DE NAPLES SUR LA PLACE DU MARCHÉ DES CARMES
LOUIS-JEAN DESPREZ ; MASANIELLO ROUSING THE PEOPLE OF NAPLES IN THE PIAZZA DEL MERCATO ; PEN AND GREY AND BLACK INK AND GREY WASH WITH TOUCHES OF WATERCOLOUR OVER TRACES OF BLACK CHALK
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7,0009,000
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Details & Cataloguing

Bacri frères Antiquaires, Paris – Collection Jacques Bacri

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Louis-Jean Desprez
AUXERRE 1743 - STOCKHOLM 1804
MASANIELLO HARANGANT LE PEUPLE DE NAPLES SUR LA PLACE DU MARCHÉ DES CARMES
LOUIS-JEAN DESPREZ ; MASANIELLO ROUSING THE PEOPLE OF NAPLES IN THE PIAZZA DEL MERCATO ; PEN AND GREY AND BLACK INK AND GREY WASH WITH TOUCHES OF WATERCOLOUR OVER TRACES OF BLACK CHALK
Plume et encre grise et noire, et lavis gris avec touches d'aquarelle sur traits de crayon noir
225 x 340 mm ; 8 7/8 by 13 3/8 in
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Catalogue Note

This intense and powerful drawing depicts the revolt against the rule of Habsburg Spain in Naples in 1647. It shows Mansaniello, an Italian fisherman, who became leader of the revolts, stirring the crowds in the Piazza del Mercato, Naples.

Desprez studied in Paris under the draughtsman and engraver Charles Nicolas Cochin.  His early works shows the influence of the etchings of Stefano della Bella and Jacques Callot.  Shortly after being awarded the Grand Prix de Rome in 1777, he was commissioned to help with the illustrations to the Abbé de Saint-Non's Voyage Pittoresque, ou description des royaumes de Naples et de Sicile, along with a number of other young French artists, including Claude Louis Châtelet.

Bacri frères Antiquaires, Paris – Collection Jacques Bacri

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Paris