Girl’s Head, the Face with an Expression of Pain
Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1726-1805)
Late 18th century
Black chalk with traces of heightening on grey wove paper
Width 20.4 cm x height 28.3 cm
Museum no. Dyce 604
Greuze made a great many studies of expression, some in preparation for specific paintings and others, like this sketch, as works in their own right. Known as têtes d’expression they were much sought after by collectors.