Study: Man Drinking

Man Drinking (Study) - Julien Dupre

This gridded drawing was undoubtedly intended to serve as a means of transferring the image of the male figure to a final canvas. It is both highly finished and quite detailed.  It is a direct match for the painting now in the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire in Cognac, France, entitled Moissoneur aux champs. As in the…

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Etude pour enfant: Femme portant la soupe

Study for Child - Femme portant la soupe - Julien Dupre

This pencil drawing relates to the 1882 painting Femme portant la soupe (R1025) in which a young girl struggles to manage a basket of food that she is carrying to the fields for the workers lunch. In this drawing, Dupré works out the awkward balance between the figure and the oversize basket, which reaches from…

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Femme portant la soupe

mother and child heading to the fields

Dupré captured this scene of a woman and child taking lunch to field workers near the Folemprise farm in 1882. The setting is curiously empty as the two isolated figures trudge along the path toward the farm fields. Apart from a rather over-large rake that has fallen beside the path, there is no other indication…

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