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Lot 366: *Thomas Couture (1815-1879) Recto: study of a dead soldier; verso: male figure study. Black chalk

Old Master Drawings

by Sotheby's

January 23, 2001

New York, NY, USA

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Description: *Thomas Couture (1815-1879) Recto: study of a dead soldier; verso: male figure study. Black chalk (recto and verso) on pale blue paper. 299 by 432mm. Couture's painting 1815, which was destroyed during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, was intended as a denunciation of the corruption of the Napoleonic era. Judging from the oil sketch which records the original composition, this drawing of a dead soldier appears to be a study for a figure in the foreground (A. Boime, Thomas Couture and the Eclectic Vision, 1980, IX.90, whereabouts unknown).

*Thomas Couture (1815-1879)
Recto: study of a dead soldier;
verso: male figure study.
Black chalk (recto and verso) on pale blue paper.
299 by 432mm.
Couture's painting 1815, which was destroyed during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, was intended as a denunciation of the corruption of the Napoleonic era. Judging from the oil sketch which records the original composition, this drawing of a dead soldier appears to be a study for a figure in the foreground (A. Boime, Thomas Couture and the Eclectic Vision, 1980, IX.90, whereabouts unknown).

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