CHARLES-LOUIS CLÉRISSEAU (Paris 1721-1820 Auteuil)
An architectural capriccio with a colonnade and two groups of figures sitting and working in the ruins
signed and dated ‘Clerisse[a]u/ Rom. 1763’
black chalk, watercolor, bodycolor; together with, as its pendant, CIRCLE OF CHARLES-LOUIS CLÉRISSEAU, An architectural capriccio with ruins of a classical building and figures, 2434 x 2114 in. (68 x 54.1cm), black chalk, watercolor, bodycolor
2434 x 2114 in. (68 x 54.1cm)
with Galerie Kugel, Paris.
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The same composition was reused by Clérisseau in a drawing also signed, dated 1775, now at the British Museum (inv. 1991,1005.84), in which only the figures were changed.

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