Coinciding with the annual Salon du Dessin, Christie’s Paris invites collectors visiting the capital to explore some one hundred Old Master and 19th-century drawings, to be offered in our upcoming sale. On view are three large sheets by Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, part of his celebrated Illustrated Bible series; a powerful red-and-white chalk by his father, Giovanni Battista; and a Design for a Tomb by the Raphael pupil Polidoro da Caravaggio.
Our upcoming sale also includes a wide range of 18th-century French drawings from private collections. Among the standouts are two studies of female nudes by François Boucher and Jean-Baptiste Greuze, and Charles Natoire’s watercolour view of the Aldobrandini garden near Rome.
Three Greek views by Louis-François Cassas open the 19th-century section, which also features the work of several Italian artists. Among the top lots are Boldini’s Portrait of a Pianist; Mosè Bianchi’s two-meter-high Pietà; among the works by French artists should be noted Honoré Daumier’s A lawyer in court, and Jean-François Millet’s Shepherdess in delicate pastel.