DURAMEAU, Louis-Jean-Jacques
(b. 1733, Paris, d. 1796, Versailles)

Presumed Portrait of Joseph Pellerin

Black chalk and pastel
Institut Néerlandais, Paris

The paintings by Durameau are sometimes confused with those of Fragonard. This signed and dated drawing also may be compared to portraits by Fragonard.

Joseph Pellerin (1684-1782) was the Intendant-General of the French Navy, first Commissioner of the Navy as well as a celebrated numismatic pioneer.