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A Man Seated on the Edge of a Table

A Man Seated on the Edge of a Table

18th century
(French, 1688–1752)
Sheet: 42.2 x 22.7 cm (16 5/8 x 8 15/16 in.)
Location: not on view


Known for his red chalk studies of cavalry men, this work is characteristic of Parrocel’s drawn oeuvre. Casually seated at the edge of a table with his arms crossed, the man gently smirks at something he sees. His costume suggests that he is a soldier, who has discarded his hat and weapon while he rests from his arduous labor.
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