Phillipe-Louis PARIZEAU (Paris 1740 - Paris 1801)
A Sheet of Studies of Five Legs, One of a Child Sold
Red chalk, with framing lines in red chalk.
Signed and dated Ph. L. Parizeau 1785 in red chalk at the bottom.
Numbered 329 in black chalk at the lower right.
Further numbered 357 in red chalk on the verso.
396 x 255 mm. (15 5/8 x 10 in.)
This drawing would appear to have been drawn by Parizeau as a technical exercise, 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.