Attributed to François Le Moyne (French, Paris 1688–1737 Paris)
Formerly attributed to circle of Antoine Watteau (French, Valenciennes 1684–1721 Nogent-sur-Marne)
early 18th century
Red and black chalk, heightened with white, on beige paper. Framing lines in pen and brown ink. Lined.
7 11/16 x 9 5/8 in. (19.6 x 24.5 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1906
Not on view
Étienne Desperet (French, Lyon 1804–1865 Paris)(also known as Auguste Desperet), Lugt 721, Desperet sale, Paris, June 7-10, 12-13, 1865, part of lot 442, "François Le Moine. Études de mains et de pieds. . .à la sanguine et à la pierre noire"; Vendor: Carfax & Co. (London), through Roger Eliot Fry
Bean and Turcic 1986.171, Bordeaux 1984.x.54
Pierre Rosenberg French Master Drawings of the 17th and 18th Centuries in North American Collections. Ex. cat., Art Gallery of Ontario, 2 Sept. - 15 Oct., National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 3 Nov. - 17 Dec. 1972, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 12 Jan. - 11 Mar. 1973. Toronto, 1972, cat. no. under 79, p. 176.
Jean-Luc Bordeaux François Le Moyne and His Generation 1688-1737. Neuilly-sur-Seine, 1984, cat. no. x. 54, fig. no. 354, pp. 82, 188, 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. 171, p. 159, ill.
Philip Conisbee "New York French Drawings [exhibition review]." The Burlington Magazine. vol. 128, London, December 1986, p. 925.
Artist: François Le Moyne (French, Paris 1688–1737 Paris)Date: early 18th centuryMedium: Black chalk, heightened with white, on blue paper. Framing lines in pen and brown ink.Accession: 1983.128.1On view in:Not on view