93. [French school]


Mountainous village.

C. 1763-1768

Drawing, black chalk, heightened with brown and grey wash, 25,3 x 34 cm, laid paper, signed in pencil at lower right corner "Jean Pillement".

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

Romantic landscape by Pillement, who was known for his delicate landscapes in which he combined French Rococo traditions with influences from English, Dutch and Chinese landscape drawings. This drawing dates from the height of his career and represents a hilly village with local peasants, possibly during the artist's stay at the Royal courts of Vienna and Warshaw between 1763 and 1768.

€ 250 / 300

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