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Item Details
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Culture
France, late 18th-early 19th Century
Title
Portrait of a Man
Work Type
Drawing
Date
1800
Material
Black chalk with stumping heightened with white gouache on light brown wove paper
light brown-yellow wove paper, laid down on white wove paper
Measurements
Sheet: 22.1 x 17.5 cm (8 11/16 x 6 7/8 in.); Image: 20.3 x 16 cm (8 x 6 5/16 in.)
Description
Although the size of this carefully worked crayon drawing is modest, it is actually much larger than a typical work by Jean-Baptiste Augustin. As a leading painter of ivory portrait miniatures in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Augustin stood out because of the precision and naturalism of his style. Although the sitter in this drawing is no longer known, Augustin's naturalistic technique and the sitter's slight, easy smile encourage a familiar connection with the viewer.
signed, lower left, in black crayon: Augustin.; by artist, lower right, in black crayon: 1800.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: Drawings
Department: Drawings
Provenance: [Galerie Jacques Fischer-Chantal Kiener, Paris]; purchased in 1987.
Bequest of Muriel Butkin
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
2008.406_full.tif
SSID
24626756

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