Joseph-Franois Parrocel
Avignon 1704-1781 Paris
An allegory of Truth

Signed 'J.F. Parrocel' (lower left corner) and inscribed 'la verit' (lower right corner)

Black and white chalk on light brown paper, watermark crown

395 x 275 mm. (15 x 10 in.)

The present drawing has not been identified with any specific commission-indeed many of his cycles have been destroyed-however our drawing is comparable to other known drawings by the artist, which is a relatively small oeuvre.