Sketch for the wall painting Summer for the Town Hall in Paris

Pierre-Cécile Puvis de Chavannes

Pierre-Cécile Puvis de Chavannes - Sketch for the wall painting Summer for the Town Hall in Paris
The compositional study is sketch for the decoration of several salons and the staircase of honour that Puvis de Chavannes did for the Town Hall in Paris. The work was important and much-admired. These drawings are designed for the wall painting Summer, which adorns one of the salons together with its pair ainting Winter. The generally harmonious concept of Summer represents a dream about carefree peace in a cloud-free landscape, with groups of figure without attributed symbolizing pleasant activities that may be undertaken in nature.
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measurements: height 200 mm
width 300 mm
material: paper
technique: Blue chalk
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inventory number: K 13938
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings