Personification of Justice
51.6 cm x 39.5 cm (20 5/16 in. x 15 9/16 in.)
(Avignon, 1696 - 1776, Rome)
Medium and Support:
Black and white chalks on beige antique laid paper
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Suida-Manning Collection, 2017
Trained in France with family members, settled in Rome by 1717, Parrocel specialized in the production of altarpieces. His style is related to the late Baroque classicism of Carlo Maratta and later Pompeo Batoni, but distinguished by a more deliberate measure, delicate color, and clear light that are recognizably French. Certainly preparatory, although for a project awaiting identification, this study is a grand example of his command and subtle inflection of academic draftsmanship.