Jean-Jacques-Baptiste Brunet (1848 - 1917)

Study of a Crucified Thief Sold

Black chalk and graphite, squared in graphite.
Signed and dated Jean Brunet / 1883 at the lower right.
Further signed J. Brunet at the lower left centre.
490 x 311 mm. (19 1/4 x 12 1/4 in.)

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This drawing is a preparatory study for Brunet’s painting Golgotha, painted in 1883 and presented by the State in 1887 to the Musée de Poitiers, where it remains today. The same museum’s collection also includes four other works by this Poitevin painter, notably a painting of Charon on the River Styx, and two portraits.

Two comparable figure drawings by Brunet are in the collection of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie.

Jean-Jacques-Baptiste BRUNET

Study of a Crucified Thief

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