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  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1832 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Delaroche, Paul, born 1797 - died 1856 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour and gouache

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 23

Physical description

A watercolour and gouache drawing depicting five figures, dressed in early 17th century costume, in an interior. Two of the figures, one dressed in blue and one in yellow and red, are seated at a table gazing towards two gentlemen who are standing beside the table. Another male figure is seated beside a fireplace, with an open book in his lap, seemingly in conversation with one of the gentlemen standing by the table.

Place of Origin

France (made)


1832 (made)


Delaroche, Paul, born 1797 - died 1856 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour and gouache

Marks and inscriptions

'Paul Delaroche 193[2?]'
Signed and dated


Height: 13.4 cm, Width: 19.3 cm

Object history note

This is possibly one of a pair its companion being sold in the same sale of works owned by Sir John Pender's held at Christie's in 1897. The work now in the Victoria and Albert Museum's collection was lot number 144 and was referred to as 'An Interior. Five figures in costume of the seventeenth century' its companion was lot 143 and described as 'An interior. There are five ladies, three of whom are seated and two standing.'

Descriptive line

Drawing by Paul Delaroche, depicting five figures in early 17th century costume in an interior, watercolour and gouache, France, probably 1832

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1991


Paper; Watercolour; Gouache


Drawing; Painting

Subjects depicted

Tables; Women; Doublets; Dresses; Breeches; Cape; Cuffs; Men; Ruffs; Chairs; Stockings; Fireplace


Paintings; Drawings; Fashion; Clothing; Interiors; Furniture


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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