"Pastel Eighteenth, Young Student Artist, After Fh Drouais"18th century pastel of a "young artist" says "the young student", also called "the Duke of Choiseul child", (mysterious appellation), after the original painting of 1761 by François-Hubert Drouais (1727-1775 ). It is about a young painter or pastellist student holding his cardboard with drawings, who could be one of the students of the painter. The Original (oil on canvas) presented at the Salon of 1761 in Paris was an immense success that led FH Drouais and his studio to satisfy several orders from the King, the court, Madame de Pompadour, Marquis de Marigny and a enlightened public. Denis Diderot was commissioned by Baron Melchior Grimm to write a review of the works presented at each Salon de peinture for his handwritten journal for cultivated aristrocacy: "Literary Correspondence Philosophique et Critique". He wrote there to be in awe, and more, discovering the original portrait presented at the Salon of 1761 because of the surprising creative nature of Drouais. Oval pastel portrait in perfect condition, in its original ribbon frame knotted pediment gilt wood carved. Dimensions: Overall: 60.5 cm high - 41.5 cm wide A view: 42.5 cm high - 34 cm wide.