The Sacrifice of Coresus, Jean-Honoré Fragonard
Brush and brown wash, over chalk, roughly 14 x 18 inches (35 x 46 cm). In the Morgan Library and Museum. Use Zoom tab or download link.
Not only has Fragonard worked out his composition, dramatic lighting and value relationships in this beautifully gestural preparatory drawing, he’s captured the faces and emotion of his subjects with a few deft strokes.
Link: The Sacrifice of Coresus, Morgan Library
2 Replies to “Fragonard’s drawing for The Sacrifice of Coresus”
what does it mean “over chalk”?
Fragonard sketched out his composition lightly in chalk, then drew the finished rendering over the sketch in brush and ink wash.
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