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Frédéric Bazille

The Digital Catalogue Raisonné

by Michel Schulman
© Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Study for San Sebastian

Dessin au crayon
Paris, Musée d'Orsay, France - Inv. RF 5259 folio 62 verso
Dernière mise à jour : 2022-03-04 14:48:42
Référence : MSb-272


Famille de l'artiste - Marc Bazille, frère de l'artiste, Montpellier - Don de Marc Bazille au musée du Louvre, 1921 - Musée d'Orsay [Conservé au département des Arts graphiques du musée du Louvre].


Montpellier, Paris, Washington, 2016-2017, repr. p. 273.


Marandel, Cat. exp. The Art Institute of Chicago, 1978, n° 73, repr. p. 226 - Schulman, 1995, folio 62 verso, repr. p. 307 - Hilaire, Jones, Perrin, Cat. exp. Montpellier, Paris, Washington, 2016-2017, repr. p. 273 - Schulman, Frédéric Bazille : Catalogue raisonné numérique, 2022, n° 272.

On the right side of the sheet is a study of Saint Sebastian, which is said to have been used for the Summer Scene

The other drawing, on the left, could be a preparation for The Family Gathering. This is a very possible hypothesis, especially since it is also framed with a pencil line, which suggests that Bazille intended to prepare a painting. But the comparison stops there and it could be that it is only a simple scene of daily life at Méric.