Henri-Léopold LÉVY (Nancy 1840 - Paris 1904)
The Head of a Youth
Charcoal and black chalk, heightened with touches of white chalk, on thin papier calque.
Some small tears and areas of loss.
278 x 276 mm. (11 x 10 7/8 in.)
The present sheet, which should be viewed turned 45 degrees to the left, is a study for the head of the angel of death in Lévy’s painting of Death and the Maiden, painted in 1876 and today in the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nancy.
The first or second sales of the contents of the studio of Henri Lévy (either Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 2-3 March 1905 or Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 29 November 1905), with the vente stamp (Lugt 1675) at the lower left.