Phillipe-Louis PARIZEAU (Paris 1740 - Paris 1801)
A Sheet of Studies of Four Arms
Red chalk, with framing lines in red chalk.
Signed and dated Ph. L. Parizeau 1785 in red chalk at the lower left.
Numbered 324 in black chalk at the lower right.
Further numbered 351 in red chalk on the verso.
387 x 258 mm. (15 1/4 x 10 1/8 in.)
On e of a group of drawings which would appear to have been done by Parizeau as technical exercises, perhaps intended for the instruction of students. Two related drawings were exhibited with the present pair in New York in 1990 and are today in a private collection, while a horizontal study of hands and feet by Parizeau, signed and dated 1761, appeared on the London art market in 1979.
P. & D. Colnaghi, London, in 1990
Private collection, Middlesex, in 1991
Thence by descent.