Follower of Jean-Baptiste Greuze

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Follower of Jean-Baptiste Greuze
1725-1805
Head of Young Man
Red chalk on laid paper.
11 5/16 x 9 1/4 inches (287 x 235 mm)
The Joseph F. McCrindle Collection.
2009.148
Inscription: 

Inscribed in graphite, on verso, "No. 313, 1/3".

Provenance: 
Jacques Auguste Boussac (b. 1885), (Lugt supplement 729b, at lower right); his sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 10-11 May 1926, lot 181, as by Jean-Baptiste Greuze; Joseph F. McCrindle, New York (McCrindle collection no. A0503).
Notes: 

While this drawing featuring a head of a young man certainly resembles Jean-Baptiste Greuze's work in style and subject, it was likely made by one of the artist's followers. Edgar Munhall suggests it was possibly executed by someone in Greuze's studio (oral communication, July 2010), such as Jean-Jacques Flipart (1719-1782) or Charles Etienne Gaucher (1741-1804) who made prints after Greuze's drawings.

Associated names: 

McCrindle, Joseph F., former owner.

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