Attributed to Gabriel-Jacques de SAINT-AUBIN (Paris 1724 - Paris 1780)
Figures at a Picnic by a Farm
Black chalk, pen and dark brown ink, on buff paper.65 x 110 mm. (2 1/2 x 4 1/4 in.) [image]74 x 132 mm. (2 7/8 x 5 1/4 in.) [sheet]ENQUIRE
The subject of this small drawing is typical of the genre scenes produced by Gabriel de Saint-Aubin. Although the hard-edged penwork is slightly unusual for the artist, the drawing is quite close - in style, technique and handling - to the myriad small sketches with which he illustrated numerous sale and exhibition catalogues.
Private collection, Europe.