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Etienne Parrocel, called Stefano Parrocel (1696-1776)
Etienne Parrocel, called Stefano Parrocel (1696-1776)

The head of an Apostle, turned to the right

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Etienne Parrocel, called Stefano Parrocel (1696-1776)
The head of an Apostle, turned to the right
signed and dated 'Stefano Parrocel 1742'
red chalk
416 x 280 mm.
Provenance
Marcel Puech (his mark, not in Lugt); Christie's Monaco, 2 July 1993, lot 66, illustrated (33,000 FF).

Lot Essay

Probably part of a series of heads of Apostles, similar to that of Benedetto Luti. Another drawing by Parrocel from the same series was exhibited in the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, Maîtres Franais 1550-1800, Dessins de la Donation Mathias Polakovits, 1989, no. 77, illustrated.
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