Study of a Draped Figure

Jean François de Troy French

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Among de Troy's most admired works are his designs for a series of tapestries illustrating the story of Esther, which were commissioned by the Gobelins manufactory in 1736. The designs were prepared through a process that included oil sketches, figure studies, and large-scale paintings. This sheet is a study for a kneeling figure in the foreground of Mordecai Refusing To Bow to Haman.

Study of a Draped Figure, Jean François de Troy (French, Paris 1679–1752 Rome), Red and white chalk, stumped, on blue prepared paper

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