Aug 19, 2020
Aug 19, 2020

A Man Seated on the Edge of a Table

A Man Seated on the Edge of a Table

18th century

Charles Parrocel

(French, 1688–1752)

Red chalk


Sheet: 42.2 x 22.7 cm (16 5/8 x 8 15/16 in.)

Bequest of Muriel Butkin 2017.209



Known for his red chalk studies of cavalry men, this work is characteristic of Parrocel’s drawn oeuvre. Casually seated at the edge of a table with his arms crossed, the man gently smirks at something he sees. His costume suggests that he is a soldier, who has discarded his hat and weapon while he rests from his arduous labor.

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