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French School, early 19th Century
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG BOY
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Lot. Vendu 16,250 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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71
French School, early 19th Century
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG BOY
Estimation
8 00012 000
Lot. Vendu 16,250 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Old Master Drawings

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French School, early 19th Century
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG BOY
Black chalk and stumping, heightened with white chalk
485 by 309 mm; 19 by 12 1/4  in
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Description

This highly charismatic depiction of a young boy, whose general appearance, including his carefully knotted necktie, gives off an air of formality and maturity, is belied by his gaze, which the artist has intentionally aimed away to the left of the viewer, in doing so communicating a slight sense of unease in the sitter.

Though it has not been possible to establish the artist responsible for this well preserved and technically accomplished sheet, other examples of anonymous French drawings from the early 19th Century, such as Portrait of a Young Man in a Beret, possibly a Self-Portrait,1 have in recent years attracted increasing levels of attention due to their inherent aesthetic qualities.

1. Sale, New York, Sotheby's, 29 January 2014, lot 125 

Old Master Drawings

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New York