Jean-Germain Drouais (Paris 1763-1788 Rome)
Jean-Germain Drouais (Paris 1763-1788 Rome)

Apollo and Neptune advising Laomedon, after Domenichino

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Jean-Germain Drouais (Paris 1763-1788 Rome)
Apollo and Neptune advising Laomedon, after Domenichino
signed and dated 'Drouais Rome 1787'
black chalk, brush and grey wash, watermark J. HONIG
11½ x 8¼ in. (29.2 x 21.2 cm.)
Provenance
P. de Chennevières (L. 2073); Paris, Drouot, 4-7 April 1900, probably part of lot 540.
Literature
L.-A. Prat and L. Lhinares, La Collection Chennevières, Quatre siècles de dessins français, Paris 2007, pp. 592-93, no. T235.

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Lot Essay

After a fresco of circa 1616-18, by Domenichino and his assistants, one of the series painted in the Stanza di Apollo in the garden pavilion of the Villa Aldobrandini, Frascati, and now in the National Gallery, London. While in Rome, Drouais followed the example of David by executing hundreds of drawings after the antique and the Old Masters. A large proportion of these drawings are in the 'Album Drouais' in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rennes, which includes five copies after Domenichino (exhib. cat., Jean-Germain Drouais 1763, Rennes, 1985, p. 112, nos. 288-92).
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