This coming March Galerie Michel Descours will be taking part in TEFAF Maastricht for the first time. We will have the pleasure of bringing together some thirty prints and drawings in the Works on Paper section, with special emphasis on French art from the 17th to the 20th century.

An exceptional joint presentation will unite Nicolas Chaperon's Une Famille de satyres with its preliminary drawing, while other items include an Etude d’Arabe (1846) by Théodore Chassériau, a large drawing by François-Xavier Fabre (Le Martyre de saint Agnès) and a pair of pastel still lifes – hunting trophies – by Antoine Berjon. For the 20th century we will be showing a major preliminary drawing for Hans Bellmer's La Philosophie dans le boudoir and a study for Balthus's La Chambre.


Balthus, Louis Bélanger, Hans Bellmer, Antoine Berjon, Félix Braquemond, Nicolas Chaperon, Théodore Chassériau, Jean Cocteau, Salvador Dali, Christen Dalsgaard, Jacques-Louis David, Jean-Jacques De Boissieu, Jean Dubuffet, François-Xavier Fabre, Théodore Géricault, Hans Hartung, Philippe-Auguste Hennequin, Per Kirkeby, Léon Lhermitte, Zoran Music, Jean-Baptiste Oudry, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Joseph Vernet…


TEFAF Maastricht
March 10th - 19th 2017








           A gauche : François-Xavier Fabre, Le Martyre de Sainte-Agnès, 57 x 48 cm.
           Ci-dessus : Balthus, Study for "La Chambre" ("The Room"), ca 1952/1953, 35 x 52 cm.







Pierre Puvis de Chavannes,
Man standing, back view, study for “Ludus pro Patria”, c. 1880-1883
Black chalk, squared, 67,5 x 25,2 cm


Philippe-Auguste Hennequin,
Venus at Her Bath
Pen and brown ink and wash, over traces of black chalk, 24,4 x 38 cm.




Antoine Berjon,
Triophée de chasse au lièvre et laurier
Trophée de chasse au colvert, perdrix, chardonneret, bouvreuil, moineau et oignons

paire de pastels sur papier préparé gris, 65 x 54 xm.



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