Paul-Jean FLANDRIN (Lyon 1811 - Paris 1902)
Double Portrait of Two Young Brothers Sold
Pencil on off-white paper.
Signed, dated and inscribed à son ami Seuchère (Veustier?) / Paul Flandrin / Nîmes 22. 9bre1851 in pencil at the lower left.
Made up areas at the upper corners and near the lower right corner.
294 x 218 mm. (11 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.)
Drawn in 1851, the present sheet - a portrait of two young boys, obviously brothers - is a very fine and typical example of Paul Flandrin’s delicately executed portrait drawings. The artist produced a handful of double portraits, notably a self-portrait with his brother Hippolyte of 1835, now in the Louvre.
Anonymous sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot], 17 June 1994, lot 120
Yvonne Tan Bunzl, London, in 2003.
London, Yvonne Tan Bunzl, Master Drawings, 2003, no.18.