Description Jean II Pénicaud, whose father was also worked with painted enamel, was unsurpassed in achieving delicate nuances in grisaille. His highly personal style is distinguished by the muscular figures and the 'wet' drapery which sometimes clings to the body in tight folds and sometimes swirls in an exaggerated manner around it.
- Exposition Retrospective de Tours. Tours. 1890.
Provenance Cottreau Collection [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sale, Paris, April 28-29, 1910, lot 60; Jacques Seligmann, Paris, [date of acquisition unknown] by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1911, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1911
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