Feb 22, 2019

Three Figures

Three Figures

18th century

Pierre-Jacques Volaire

(French, 1729–1802)

Black and white chalk on blue-gray prepared paper

Sheet: 26.3 x 21 cm (10 3/8 x 8 1/4 in.)

Bequest of Muriel Butkin 2018.48



Volaire’s sketch of two women with a child is an example of the numerous figure studies he executed on blue-gray prepared paper with black and white chalk. This drawing likely did not relate to a later painting, but instead seems to have been produced as a visual record of the artist’s creative experimentation.

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DR - French
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