One of a group of drawings by Barbault and Joseph Vien, of twenty of the participants in a'mascarade a la Turque' arranged to mark the Carnival of the French Academy in Rome in 1748.
The Painter Clément in Turkish Costume by Jean Barbault, 1748
© Ashmolean Museum
- Red chalk
- 48 x 36 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,380 ( Total: £2,760)
- Acquired in:
- Somerville & Simpson
The sitter may be either Brice Clement or Jean-Pierre Clement. It forms a valuable record of the vogue for Eastern fantasy in Europe in the mid-18th Century.
Mme. V., Paris, sold Drouot, 1925 attributed to Vien; anon. sale, Christie's 1976; Somerville and Simpson.