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A drawing Lad – Nicolas Bernard Lépicié

Posted by on July 30, 2012

Nicolas Bernard Lépicié   ( 1735 –  1784)

His porta crayon looks like it has to different colors of chalk in it.  Ours is just has regular pencil lead in it.

Detail: boy, pencil, book, coat, breeches, waistcoat, buttons, chair

3 Responses to A drawing Lad – Nicolas Bernard Lépicié

  1. Joseph Adams

    Usually such holders held chalk on one side and sanguine (as in this painting) or charcoal in the other. Graphite was rare, especially on the continent, as solid graphite was only found in England, and was used for military purposes.

  2. Paul Dickfoss

    What museum is this painting at? Is it in a private collection? What year?

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