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Two Nude Male Figures Struggling Together

Artist:
Nicolas de Largillierre (French, Paris 1656–1746 Paris)
Date:
1709–10
Medium:
Charcoal, stumped, black and white chalk on brownish paper
Dimensions:
16 11/16 x 21 3/4 in. (42.4 x 55.3 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1969
Accession Number:
69.10
Not on view
Signature: Black chalk, lower margin, left: N. de Largilliere Julliet/ 1709 Et 1710
Vendor: Henri Baderou
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings Recently Acquired, 1969-1971," January 18, 1972–April 16, 1972.

Jacob Bean "Ninety-ninth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year 1968-1969, Reports of the Departments: Drawings." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, n.s. vol. 28, no. 2, New York, October 1969, p. 67.

Pierre Rosenberg I disegni dei maestri: Il seicento francese. Milan, 1971, p. 86.

Jacob Bean in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Notable Acquisitions, 1965-1975: Drawings. New York, 1975, p. 59, ill.

Jacob Bean Patterns of Collecting: Selected Acquisitions, 1965-1975 Explanatory texts accompanying an exhibition: December 6, 1975 through March 23, 1976. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1975, p. 59, ill.

James Henry Rubin, David Levine Eighteenth-Century French Life-Drawing. Selections from the Collection of Mathias Polakovits. Princeton, 1977, fig. no. 4, pp. 22, 23, ill.

Myra Nan Rosenfeld Largillierre and the Eighteenth-Century Portrait. Exh. cat., The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Montreal, 1982, cat. no. 38, pp. 187-194, ill.

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. 155, p. 144, ill.

Marianne Roland Michel Le Dessin Français au XVIIIe Siècle. Paris, 1987, fig. no. 53, pp. 65-66.



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