Figure in a Fur Trimmed Jacket

Romain Cazes French
Formerly attributed to Frederic, Lord Leighton British

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This drawing of fur-trimmed garments worn by a lightly sketched form comes from a group of eleven sheets once attribued to Frederic Lord Leighton, but now identified as by Romain Cazes. Cazes was a student of Ingres who painted murals in churches in both Paris and southwest France, and these drawings demonstrate his adherance to academic practice. The latter directs artists to make separate studies of posed nude figures and their garments as compositions are planned. The group were donated to The Museum by Albert Eugene Gallatin, an influential New York collector and critic who promoted "Art for Art's Sake," insisting that aesthetics, rather than narrative or moral concerns, underpins enduring art.

Figure in a Fur Trimmed Jacket, Romain Cazes (French, Saint-Béat 1808–1881 Saint-Gaudens), Black chalk highlighted with white chalk

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