92. [French school]


Battle scene with charging cavalry.

Paris, c. 1720-1740

Drawing, pen and black ink, brown and grey wash, traces of graphite pencil, 17 x 22 cm, laid paper, signed in black ink at lower right corner "Parrocel Ch." (some minor foxing).

Under passe-partout, under wooden gilt frame (not studied outside frame).

Charles Parrocel (1688-1752) was a painter and engraver, working at Versailles for Louis XV. He was also a member of the Académie Royale in Paris, where he became a professor in 1745. He was specialised in battle and hunting scenes and many of his works decorated the private apartments of the French king. The drawing is accompanied by a certificate.
Ref. X. Salmon, "Charles Parrocel et l'école de cavalerie", Paris 2000.

€ 700 / 800

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