Prud’hon – Napoleon’s draughtsman

Following swiftly on from the post about the Dulwich Picture Gallery’s major Ravilious exhibition, it is worth EricR1mentioning a small exhibition of stunning life drawings by Pierre-Paul Prud’hon which is currently running at the same Gallery.

Prud’hon was draughtsman to the court of Napoleon and Josephine Bonaparte and, looking at these exquisite drawings, one can see why. There are only thirteen works, chalk on paper, but they are very, very good indeed and I, for one, spent some time in front of each of them looking at the remarkable technique of the artist ( it was easy, everyone was queuing for the Ravilious ).

This exhibition runs until the 15th November, 2015 and tickets are £5, £4 concessions, free to the unemployed and disabled.  This gets you in to see all the standing collection, not just the Prud’hon ( see Dulwich Picture Gallery post )

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