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Frédéric Bazille

The Digital Catalogue Raisonné

by Michel Schulman
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La Brodeuse

Circa 1867
Dessin au crayon sur papier rose
18 x 11,5 cm - 7 3/32 x 4 11/32 in.
F. Bazille en bas à droite
Annotation : Au verso porte le numéro 26421
Collection particulière
Dernière mise à jour : 2022-02-26 17:43:55
Référence : MSb-282


Collection particulière - Vente Phoenix, Arizona, 26 septembre 2021, n° 1944 - Collection particulière.


As far as we know, never exhibited


Schulman, Frédéric Bazille : Catalogue raisonné numérique, 2022, n° 282.

Bazille often expresses himself through scenes of everyday life. La Brodeuse is one of them. We find the same subject in the drawing Young Woman Sewing. The theme is identical with notable variations, however, in the dimensions of the drawings [ours in height], in some of the forms of the graphic design, notably the dress.

The drawing was made on a pink paper, probably a front page of a book. There is no doubt about the period it was done.

There are few pencil signatures on Bazille's drawings. It is therefore difficult to compare them. Nevertheless, we can note the diversity of his signatures on his paintings.

Like the Self-Portrait, which bears the number 29731 on the front, our drawing bears the number 26421 on the back. At this date, we do not know its significance.

There is another drawing of the same subject in the drawing Study for The Terrace at Méric.

Related Works

Oeuvre en rapport
Jeune Femme cousant - Jeune femme cousant - Dessin au crayon - Musée d'Orsay (MSb-273)