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Artist:
Théodore Chassériau (French, Le Limon, Saint-Domingue, West Indies 1819–1856 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1837–38
Medium:
Brush, ink and gray wash, heightened with white over graphite on beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 1/16 x 9 3/16 in. (30.7 x 23.4cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Harry G. Sperling, 1971
Accession Number:
1975.131.94
Not on view
Cleric Elevating a Chalice before Kneeling Worshippers

Inscription: Brush and black ink, upper right: La messe - juillet/la communion/la confession

Marking: Stamped in blue ink, lower right: TH. CHASSERIAU (Lugt 443, stamp of the artist's estate sale March 16-17, 1857)
Verso: Sketch of the head and upper body of a woman, facing left; inscribed in graphite: 2 / blanc(?) [or] Maria(?) / 24
Théodore Chassériau (French, Le Limon, Saint-Domingue, West Indies 1819–1856 Paris)Lugt 443; sale, Paris, Atelier du feu M. Théodore Chassériau, March 16-17, 1857, no. 75(?); Donor: Harry G. Sperling (1906–1971)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," September 11, 2000–December 4, 2000.

Prat 30
Louis-Antoine Prat Théodore Chassériau, 1819-1856: dessins conservés en dehors du Louvre. Galerie de Bayser, Paris, Cahiers du dessin français, no. 5, Paris, 1988, cat. no. 30, p. 14, ill.

Christine Peltre Théodore Chassériau. Librairie Gallimard, Paris, 2001, fig. no. 58, pp. 55-56, ill.



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