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Pierre-Paul Prud'hon (1758 - 1823) - The Bath of Venus or The Innocence
Ref : 76048
28 000 €
Period :
18th century
Artist :
Pierre-Paul Prud'hon (1758 - 1823)
Provenance :
France
Medium :
Black and white chalk
Dimensions :
H. 17.32 inch
Nathalie Motte Masselink

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Pierre-Paul Prud'hon (1758 - 1823) - The Bath of Venus or The Innocence

Pierre-Paul Prud'hon (Cluny 1758 - 1823 Paris) - The Bath of Venus or The Innocence
Black and white chalk
382 x 244 mm (15 x 9 5/8 in.)
Inscribed in pen and brown ink lower left: "P. Proudhon"
Inscribed in pencil on the verso lower left: "Cailleux"

Provenance: Charles Clément, Paris; Michel Clément, Paris; Galerie Cailleux, Paris; Private collection, Paris; Galerie Krugier, Geneva; Private collection, Switzerland

Literature:
Edmond de Goncourt, "Catalogue raisonné de l’œuvre peint, dessiné et gravé de P.P. Prud’hon", Rapilly Paris 1876, p. 102 et p. 299
Jean Guiffrey, "L’œuvre de P.-P. Prud’hon", Armand Colin 1924, p. 68 n° 185 et p. 173 n° 462
Sylvain Laveissière, "Prud’hon ou le rêve du bonheur", RMN Paris 1997, p. 246 – 247

Exhibited:
"Exposition des œuvres de Prud’hon au profit de sa fille", École des beaux-arts Paris, May1874, p. 104, n° 339
"Pierre-Paul Prud’hon 1758 – 1823", exhibition organized for the 200th anniversary of the artist’s birth, Musée Jacquemart-André Paris, 1958, n° 34

Our drawing is an early study for the artist's painting The Bath of Venus today in the Musée du Louvre.

Drawing framed.

Nathalie Motte Masselink

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