Study for the young woman in front of the boat in the painting "The Dream of Happiness
Black stone, blur and white chalk highlights on formerly blue paper. Annotated on the reverse of the frame: "Sale Greucher, n°79, Galerie Charpentier, Paris Baudoin, expert Féral, March 1933".
27 x 22 cm
(insolate, and small stains)
- Former de Boisfremont collection, its stamp in the lower left corner (L.353)
- Former Power collection, his sale, 15-16 April 1864, n°73, (365 fr)
- Former collection E.Lecomte, its sale on 11-13 June 1906, n°27, (2700fr) to Mr Féral
Bibliography : J.Guiffrey, l'oeuvre de P.P.Prud'hon, librairie Armand Colin, collection de la société de l'histoire de l'Ar Français, Paris, 1924, p.36, n°104.
Our drawing is preparatory to the "Dream of Happiness", painted in collaboration by Prud'hon and Constance Mayer and kept in the Louvre Museum (inv.6586). At least fourteen studies by Prud'hon are known, intended to help
Constance Mayer to paint "The Dream of Happiness". Both will elaborate this masterpiece by dreaming of their impossible love