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141

French School, 18th Century

Portrait of an artist, possibly a self-portrait

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 USD

French School, 18th Century

French School, 18th Century

Portrait of an artist, possibly a self-portrait

Portrait of an artist, possibly a self-portrait

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 USD

Starting bid:

4,000

USD

(0 bids, reserve not met)

Lot closes:

Lot closes:

1 day, 6 hours

1 day, 6 hours

January 26, 08:06 PM (GMT)

January 26, 08:06 PM (GMT)

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French School, 18th Century

Portrait of an artist, possibly a self-portrait


Black, red and white chalk and stumping, within black ink framing lines, on buff paper

382 by 277 mm; 15 by 10⅞in.

Wrinkle in paper, top left corner. Small repairs, both bottom corners. Media good and fresh, and overall condition good.


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This large and appealing drawing, very possibly the self-portrait of its maker, must be the work of a draughtsman in the orbit of Jean-Baptiste Greuze, such as Claude-Jean-Baptiste Hoin (1750–1817).  The technically sophisticated combination of chalk and stumping also to some extent anticipates the style of Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761-1845).