Jean-Claude Naigeon (Dijon 1753 - 1832 Dijon): Alexander Pays Homage to the Remains of Darius
Pen and brown ink, brown wash, black chalk, graphite, white gouache
505 x 780 mm (19 7/8 x 30 3/4 in.)
Provenance: The artist's workshop; the family of the artist; by descent
Born in Dijon in 1753, Jean-Claude Naigeon studied at the Academy of Art in his hometown with François Devosge. He won the Rome Prize of the States of Burgundy in 1780. After five years in Rome, he settled in Paris. In 1811, he became an art professor at the Academy of Dijon, a position he held until his death in 1832.
Executed in pen and ink washes, Alexander pays Homage to the Remains of Darius is typical in technique and subject of the neoclassical aesthetic, of which Jean-Claude Naigeon was an admirable representative.
1 800 €