French School | A Bearded Man with a Pipe

19th Century

A Bearded Man with a Pipe

Inscribed à Madame Jean Guillaume and indistinctly signed
Black and white chalk on paper
49 x 25 inches (124.5 x 63.5 cm)
Framed: 55 x 31 inches (139.5 x 78.7 cm)
The dedication (illustrated below) suggests that the sitter could be the sculptor Jean Baptiste Claude Eugène Guillaume (1822-1905).