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Bust of Female Figure

Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, French, 1758 - 1823

Date:
c. 1814

Medium:
Black and white chalks on blue wove paper

Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 x 8 5/8 inches (27.9 x 21.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

* Gallery 121, Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, first floor (Korman Gallery)

Accession Number:
1986-26-27

Credit Line:
The Henry P. McIlhenny Collection in memory of Frances P. McIlhenny, 1986

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Label:
This chalk drawing, applied over a charcoal preliminary sketch, is on a blue paper that has now shifted to green. The paper provided a mid-tone for the artist as he blended the chalks with a stump of tightly rolled paper. He then overlaid the blended areas with fine parallel lines of black and white chalk.


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