19th Century classical drawing of a bearded man

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Description: On discovering this 19th Century student's sketch, it instantly held my attention. Now its frame has been restored, it has had the same effect on visitors to our gallery and been much admired. This drawing is very reminiscent of a page from an art student's portfolio - during the early years of a student's artistic training, they were not allowed to submit original works, but instead they had to copy old masters and classical subjects. The surface to the paper is not perfect, but these imperfections add to the image's overall appeal and feeling of antiquity. Housed sympathetically, within a wash-lined pale blue mount and mahogany frame which appears to be approximately 50 years old (the inner and outer edges have been ebonised for decorative effect). Measurement of the drawing - 46 cm high x 36 cm wide / frame 62.5 cm high x 51 cm wide

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