Very well drawn pencil study, by listed French artist Charles Jean Agard, drawn circa 1920. Two studies of a girl's head, on a single sheet, one with her hair down, the other with her hair tied back. Graphite on watermarked laid paper, later silver gilt painted wood frame with wash line mount.
Drawing in excellent overall condition, some light time toning and a few small and light foxing spots towards the bottom of the sheet. Frame with slight nicks and scratches, mount with light time toning. Image 44.3cm x 29.3cm, frame 71.8cm x 56.8cm.
Please note this drawing will be delivered framed and mounted as shown, but without the glass to protect it in transit. French landscape, portrait and still life painter.Charles Jean Agard was born in the Dordogne and studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and in the studio of Léon Bonnat. He was also taught by Puvis de Chavannes, Eugène Carrière and Alfred-Philippe Roll. (Bonnats students included Caillebotte, Braque, and Toulouse-Lautrec). Charles Jean Agard first exhibited in the Salon des Indépendants in 1893, later becoming a member of the Salons committee, but he also sent paintings to the Salon dAutomne. From 1914 to 1942 he showed his work in the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, which had been re-established in 1890 by, amongst others, his teacher, Puvis de Chavannes. He was drawn to post-impressionism, executing landscapes in a luminous and brilliant register, mainly in Limousin and the Ile de France, near his house in Nesles-la-Vallée. He also produced portraits, flowerpieces, drawings and still life paintings. Works in public collections include a large group of paintings and drawings in the Musée Louis Seniecq, LIsle Adam, near Paris. The item "Study of a girl's head. Drawing by listed French artist Charles Jean Agard c1920" is in sale since Friday, May 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".
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