Head of a Persian
Black chalk on paper.
9 1/16 x 8 1/8 inches (230 x 206 mm)
Gift of John M. Thayer.
Signed, "Rome Alaux".
Christie's, October 26, 1988, lot 283; John M. Thayer, Wilmington, DE.
Alaux, winner of the Prix de Rome in 1815, was William Bouguereau's master.
Thayer, John M. (John MacLane), 1944-2004, former owner.