Portrait of a Young Man

Fulchran Jean Harriet French

Not on view

In the inscription on this drawing of an unknown sitter, dated 1802, Harriet noted his own status as a student at the Académie de France in Rome and pupil of Jacques Louis David. Indeed, he won the 1798 Prix de Rome with "The Battle of the Horatii and the Curiatii," which presents a decidedly Davidian subject. This elegant, highly finished portrait is one of very few surviving drawings by the artist, who died prematurely only a few years after making it, at the age of twenty-seven.

Portrait of a Young Man, Fulchran Jean Harriet (French, Paris 1776–1805 Rome), Black chalk, stumped, heightened with white. Framing line in pen and brown ink.

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