Crispian Riley-Smith Fine Arts Ltd

An allegory of Truth

Joseph-Franois Parrocel
(Avignon 1704-1781 Paris)

Signed 'J.F. Parrocel' (lower left corner) and inscribed 'la verit' (lower right corner)
Black and white chalk on light brown paper, watermark crown
395 x 275 mm. (15 x 10 in.)

Joseph-François Parrocel
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The present drawing has not been identified with any specific commission-indeed many of his cycles have been destroyed-however our drawing is comparable to other known drawings by the artist, which is a relatively small oeuvre.