A finely detailed and sensitively rendered study of two hands by french artist Charles Parrocel. This late 17th century/ early 18th century graphite/pencil on paper in presented in a fine mount and later wooden frame.

Charles Parrocel (1688-1752) was a French painter and engraver and a specialist in battle and hunt paintings.
Parrocel was born in Paris, and studied under his father, Joseph Parrocel, until his death. Parrocel then became a pupil along with Bon Boullogne of Charles de La Fosse. In 1712 Parrocel moved to Italy, where he attended the Académie de France from 1713 to 1716 as an Academy pensioner, or scholar. 

Returning to Paris in 1721 Parrocel was commissioned by King Louis XV to complete several paintings of the Turkish ambassador's trip to Paris. These paintings where later recreated as tapestries at the Gobelins manufactory in Paris. During that same year of 1721 Parrocel was also to become a member of the Académie Royale in Paris, eventually becoming a professor there in 1745. He died in Paris.

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Provenance: Sold in Paris 1982, Private Collection Canada.

Internal Ref: 00027
Sheet: 6" x 9.5" , 15.24cm x 24.13cm
Framed: 13" x 16" , 33cm x 40.64cm 

Price: £1450