Joseph-François PARROCEL (Avignon 1704 - Paris 1781)

Virtue Defeating Vice

Pen and brown ink and grey wash.
Signed j f Parrocel at the lower left.
201 x 146 mm. (7 7/8 x 5 3/4 in.)


Relatively few drawings by Joseph-François Parrocel are known outside of a large group of some fifty sheets in the Louvre. His drawings, most of which are signed, can be divided into two main groups; works executed in black and red chalk, and those in brown ink and grey or brown wash.

Among stylistically comparable drawings by the artist is a study of Saint John the Baptist Preaching, which was on the London art market in 1977.

Probably Carl Theodor Thiemann, Dachau (Lugt 642c)
P. & D. Colnaghi, London, in 1995
Private collection, Middlesex; Thence by descent.

Joseph-François PARROCEL

Virtue Defeating Vice


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