Silas BROUX (Roubaix 1867 - Alençon 1957)
Night, after Michelangelo
Black chalk and stumping, with framing lines in pencil, on laid paper.
Signed and dated S. Broux – 1894 – in black chalk at the lower right.
472 x 608 mm. (18 3/8 x 23 7/8 in.)
Dated 1894, this large drawing by Silas Broux is a copy after the sculpted allegorical figure of Night by Michelangelo, executed between c.1524 and 1534 for the tomb of Giuliano de’ Medici in the Medici Chapel in the Florentine church of San Lorenzo.
Possibly the artist’s studio sale (‘Atelier Silas Broux’), Honfleur, Hôtel des Ventes, 9 November 1980 [catalogue untraced].