This drawing depicts a young artist, probably an aristocratic amateur, seated in the act of drawing.
Sketch of a young artist by Jacques Andre Portail, 16951759
© British Museum
- Red, black & white chalk
- 14 x 17 cm
- Acquired in:
- Presented by:
- Henry Oppenheimer through The Art Fund
It is a charming example of a rather rare 18th century French draughtsman, not previously represented in the British Museum. This work was donated by Henry Oppenheimer, who presented over 30 works to the British Museum through the Art Fund between 1907 and 1933.