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Portrait of an unknown man

Boilly, Louis Léopold (draughtsman)

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Portrait of an unknown man


Boilly, Louis Léopold (draughtsman) [ULAN info: French artist, 1761-1845]







Technique Description

black chalk, heightened with white, on white paper


height: 220 mm
width: 175 mm


given: The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum 1973 (Filtered for: Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

Sacha Guitry, his sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 24 November 1972, lot 9, bt. by the Hazlitt Gallery, from whom purchased by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


  1. signature
    Position: lower right
    Method: chalk
    Content: Boilly pinx:


black chalk (medium)
whitening (medium)
paper (support)

Accession Number

PD.34-1973 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 6095; Input Date: 2000-05-22 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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