30. Alfred Marsaud
(fl. 1840-1848)

Harlequin and the Baker's Boy

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Marsaud,  Harlequin

Harlequin and the Baker's Boy

Pencil, black chalk and white gouache with touches of brown and red, 219 x 170 mm. Finely finished drawing on brown wove paper, signed in brown ink. The image shows a figure in Harlequin costume leaning out of a ground floor window and looking at a boy passing by with a tray of cakes. Alfred Marsaud showed watercolors and drawings of genre subjects at the Paris Salon from 1840 to 1848. Not much else seems to be known about him.