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    Sale 1961

    Old Master And 19th Century Drawings

    24 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 88

    François-André Vincent (Paris 1746-1816)

    An artist sketching

    Price Realised  

    François-André Vincent (Paris 1746-1816)
    An artist sketching
    red chalk, watermark AMG/S below a papal coat-of-arms
    11 x 11½ in. (279 x 292 mm.)


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    This drawing dates from Vincent's stay in Italy between 1771 and 1775 when he was pensionnaire at the Académie de France in Rome then located in the Palazzo Mancini. Vincent specialized making caricatures of his fellow pensionnaires, and comparable drawings often annotated with the name of the model are in Rouen (French Master Drawings from the Rouen Museum From Caron to Delacroix, Washington, National Gallery of Art and elsewhere, 1981, no. 119, pl. 82), Dijon and Montpellier (Petits et grands Mâitres du Musée Atger. Cent dessins français des 17eme et 18eme siècles, 1996, no. 28).

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 5 April 1977, lot 138.