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Head of a Child (Emmanuel)

A work made of black conté crayon on ivory laid paper, ruled in blue pencil at edges.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of black conté crayon on ivory laid paper, ruled in blue pencil at edges.

Date:

1898

Artist:

Charles Angrand
French, 1854–1926

About this artwork

The typical relationship between light and dark is reversed in this drawing. A bright, crawling infant, leaning its weight on its forearms, seems to emerge from the shadows. This technique, wherein individual marks give way to a broader, atmospheric effect, was indebted to Georges Seurat, whom Angrand knew well. Although he made his name in Paris, after the death of his father Angrand retreated to his hometown of Saint-Laurent-en-Caux to care for his mother in 1896. This work comes from that period. Angrand explained that in his drawings, “animals, objects, and people … appear in simple shapes, summarizing the observer’s [own] feelings.”

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Charles Angrand

Title

Head of a Child (Emmanuel)

Origin

France

Date

Made 1898

Medium

Black Conté crayon on ivory laid paper, ruled in blue pencil at edges

Inscriptions

Signed and dated lower left, in black conté crayon: "CHARLES ANGRAND 98"; marked with cipher upper left and inscribed across the bottom (by an absence of media): "EMMANUEL"

Dimensions

625 × 478 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.891

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