CWemyss [autograph, ink].
Pencil drawing with red crayon to face, on artist's paper, mounted to album leaf, ink-ruled border. Sheet 265 x 205mm, 10½ x 8". Some foxing lower left.
Possibly a portrait of politician Francis Wemyss-Charteris-Douglas, 8th Earl of Wemyss (1818 - 1914)? An original sketch by Count Alfred Guillaume Gabriel d'Orsay (1801 - 1852), Paris-born artist and gentleman of fashion. His profile sketches of his contemporaries, to the number of 125, include among them nearly all the literary, artistic, and fashionable celebrities of that time.
[Ref: 21944] £230.00