Study for Ave Picardia Nutrix by Pierre Puvis de Chavannes

Study for figures in the painting 'Ave Picardia Nutrix' in the Tate.


Red chalk on yellow paper
64 x 38 cm
Acquired in:
Presented by:
Sir Michael Sadler through The Art Fund

Left, full length draped woman bending, her right hand supporting a naked child, right, standing holding a basket of grapes above its head, behind, right, naked man with a water jar in his right hand. One of nineteen gifts to fifteen museums by Sir Michael Sadler through the Art Fund between 1921 and 1942.

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