The Smoker

A sketch of “The Smoker,” a terra-cotta study by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux.  This is charcoal with pastel pencil.  Carpeaux was a French sculptor of the mid 19th century.  He was only 48 when he died, but he produced a masterful body of work.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC has several of his best marbles, which we were fortunate to see recently.

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