About this artwork

Studies of Italian women in costume were a popular subject for French artists and many country models came to Rome to be drawn and painted by them. However, Hebert preferred to depict the models in their native villages, spending 18 months living in Cervara, a village in the Alban hills outside Rome. This work is a study for the main figure in the painting Les Cervarolles, exhibited in 1859 and is now in the Musee D’Orsay.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    La Cervarolle. Study for the Painting 'Les Cervarolles'
  • date created:
    About 1859
  • materials:
    Coloured chalks in buff paper
  • measurements:
    48.00 x 30.50 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1995
  • accession number:
    D 5398
  • gallery:
    View by Appointment
  • subject:
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Ernest Hebert

Ernest Hebert