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Half Figure of a Man, Nude to the Waist

Artist:
Jean-Baptiste Deshays (French, Colleville 1729–1765 Paris)
Date:
18th century
Medium:
Red and black chalk, heightened with white, on beige paper
Dimensions:
11 7/16 x 12 7/16 in. (29.1 x 31.6 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Harry G. Sperling Fund, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.47
Not on view
Inscription: Pen and brown ink at lower right: c d'E (with paraph beneath)
Sotheby's, London Nov. 18, 1982, no. 17, not repr., as French School, early 18th century; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Bean and Turcic 1986.98
Jacob Bean "Curatorial Reports and Departmental Accessions: Drawings." in Annual Report of the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, July 1, 1984 - June 30, 1985. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 115, New York, 1985, p. 26.

Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 15th-18th Century French Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1986, cat. no. 98, p. 95, ill.



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