Featured French portrait drawing from the time of 'le directoire'. Who and by whom ?

Discussion in 'Art' started by Golgatha, Jul 13, 2019 at 8:05 AM.

  1. Golgatha

    Golgatha New Member

    Here's a probably French portrait drawing, probably from the time when 'le directoire' ruled France, (1795-1799). 14.9 cm x 12.3 cm. Unfortunately not signed, as is sadly the case with many drawings. At that time nudity was in fashion as an expression of freedom after the revolution. No wonder many ladies succumbed to pneumonia. This one still looks healthy. If you know who the model is and/or who the artist is, then don't hesitate to tell me ! ku13 a k.jpg
     
  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Parrot question... Anything on the back? Label, sticker, hand-written notation?

    Debora
     
  3. Golgatha

    Golgatha New Member

    Sadly only the Danish framers stamp on the backside.
     
  4. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

  5. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    "Sadly?" Stickers, labels and other notations provide lots of information. It would be helpful if you posted a photograph of the full back including frame along with a close-up of the stamp.

    Debora
     
  6. Golgatha

    Golgatha New Member

    The drawing was framed in Denmark in the middle of the 20th century. That is about 150 years after the drawing was made and in another country. No help there. I believe the only way to solve the the case is if some clever person recognizes the lady and/or the style of the drawing.
     
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  7. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    Ah, but see you do have information you are not sharing. How did you determine where and when the piece was drawn?
     
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  8. Golgatha

    Golgatha New Member

    It looks very French, late 18th century. A couple of museum experts have confirmed my opinion, but they could neither identify the lady, nor the artist, so I hope you can.
     
  9. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    It appears you know best. Good luck with your search.

    Debora
     
  10. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

  11. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    5A501442-EE37-4A11-A62C-F3265F34B9EA.jpeg Just to play Devils Advocate, I don’t think she’s nude.
     
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  12. Golgatha

    Golgatha New Member

    She looks like a lady from the Renaissance. Much older than my lady.
     
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