Black chalk, on laid paper with watermark AGM Glaslan; 625 x 475 mm. Stamped with mark VENTE L. EMILE / ADAN. LITERATURE: Marco Fagioli and Francesca Marini, Descrivere o narrare, Disegni francesi tra naturalismo e simbolismo, Florence, 2004; no. 49, illustrated.
Adan studied under Picot and Cabanel at the Ecole de Beaux Arts. He exhibited at the Salons from 1863 to 1937. In 1931 he won the Prix Bonnat.