30 September 2014
Philippe-Louis Parizeau (Paris 1740-1801)
Four episodes from the life of Saint Gregory: Gregory called to the Pontificate; Gregory curing the wounded during the Siege of Rome; Gregory ordering the construction of Saint Peter's; and The Death of Gregory
signed and inscribed 'Dessiné par Ph. L. PARIZEAU' (2, 3 and 4) and inscribed 'peint par Fr. Doyen' (on the mounts)
black and white chalk, grey wash, shaped
20 ? x 14 1/8 in. (51.5 x 36 cm.); with two further drawings: The Ascension by Hubert-François Gravelot (1699-1773) and Saint Paul preaching in Athens by Louis-Félix de la Rue (1731-1765)
a set of four
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 16 April 1997, lot 192.
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Royal Castle, Warsaw, The Masters of Drawing. Drawings from the Barbara Piasecka Johnson Collection, 2010-2011, pp. 142-46.
Copies of the frescoes painted by Gabriel-François Doyen (1726-1806) in the cupola of the Chapel of Saint Gregory in the church of Saint-Louis de l'Hôtel des Invalides in Paris. The publication of Parizeau's series of prints after the frescoes was advertised in September 1772.
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