May 21, 2020 - Sale 2537

Sale 2537 - Lot 42

Price Realized: $ 1,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(Paris 1795-1869 Paris)
Ulysses Recognized by Eurycleia.

Brush and ink and wash with white heightening over pencil, 1819. 176x205 mm; 7x9 1/4 inches. Signed and dated "Rome 1819" in ink, lower right recto.

Hesse studied under his brother, the artist Henri-Joseph Hesse and under baron Antoine-Jean Gros; he attended the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, in August 1811 and won the 1818 Prix de Rome with the oil painting Baucis and Philemon Receiving Jupiter and Mercury.