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Frédéric Bazille

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by Michel Schulman
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Academic Head of a Woman

Circa 1863
Fusain sur papier
45 x 30 cm - 17 3/4 x 11 13/16 in.
Collection particulière
Dernière mise à jour : 2022-03-17 19:22:27
Référence : MSb-93


Famille de l'artiste, Montpellier - Collection particulière.


As far as we know, never exhibited


Sarraute, Catalogue de l'oeuvre de Frédéric Bazille, 1948, appendice n° 1 - Schulman, Frédéric Bazille : Catalogue raisonné, 1995, n° 4 des dessins, repr. p. 235 - Schulman, Frédéric Bazille : Catalogue raisonné numérique, 2022, n° 93.

Anonymous caricature of Bazille
Anonymous caricature of Bazille
This Academic Head of a Woman appears on the reverse side of the drawing depicting Bazille in a donkey head. This drawing is in the same vein as the Study of a Woman's Head  in Profile on a Chair and most certainly depicts the same model. Here, the face is looking down but what changes most of all are the broad pencil strokes that give the drawing a kind of framing. The technique is the same as in the drawing cited above, with Bazille using a fairly broad, thick line, here with some modeling mostly distributed on the right side of the face.