Portrait of a Man

Portrait of a Man

1800

Black chalk with stumping heightened with white gouache on light brown wove paper

Support: Light brown-yellow wove paper, laid down on white wove paper

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.)

Bequest of Muriel Butkin 2008.406

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.

See also

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

Is something not working on this page? Please email help.website@clevelandart.org.

Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email imageservices@clevelandart.org.