Michel-Martin Drolling

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Michel-Martin Drolling
1786-1851
Head of a Young Boy
Graphite on wove paper.
8 1/4 x 7 1/16 inches
Gift of John M. Thayer.
2004.8
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Stamped signature (compare Lugt no. 696a).

Provenance: 
Eric G. Carlson, New York; Harwood Fine Arts, April 10, 1991; John M. Thayer, Wilmington, DE.
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The stamp, formerly (and by Lugt) given to Martin Drolling (Drolling père), is now understood to be that of Drolling fils. A student of Jacques Louis David in 1806, Drolling won the Prix de Rome in 1810.

Associated names: 

Carlson, Eric G., 1940-2016, former owner.
Thayer, John M. (John MacLane), 1944-2004, former owner.

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