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Standing Male Figure with Left Arm Extended

Artist:
Charles Joseph Natoire (French, Nîmes 1700–1777 Castel Gandolfo)
Date:
18th century
Medium:
Red chalk, heightened with white, on beige paper
Dimensions:
15 1/4 x 10 7/16 in. (38.7 x 26.5 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1965
Accession Number:
65.132
Not on view
Signature: in graphite at lower right recto, "C. Natoire".

Inscription: Numbered in pen and brown ink at upper left: "18"
In graphite at lower left of verso: "collection/ monsieur de Lambert"; in graphite at upper right of verso: "Dessin de Natoire acquis à Paris par moi/exécuté pour les cartons des/tapisseries de l'Archeveque/s'Aix-en-Provence/(Suite de Don Quichotte) le personnage que représente ce dessin est l'enchanteur."
Vendor: Christopher Powney
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "15th–18th Century French Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 18, 1986–January 4, 1987.

Bean and Turcic 1986.206, Duclaux 1991.15
Christopher Powney An Exhibition of Early Drawings and Watercolours. Sale cat. London, 1965, cat. no. 15.

Linda Boyer Gillies, Colta Ives French Drawings and Prints of the Eighteenth Century. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1972, cat. no. 37.

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 no. 96, p. 186.

Odile Picard Sebastiani, Marie-Henriette Krotoff Don Quichotte vu par un peintre du XVIIIe siècle: Natoire Exh. cat., Compiègne and Aix-en-Provence. Paris, 1977, fig. no. 45, pp. 49-54.

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. 206, p. 188, ill.

Lise Duclaux Charles Natoire, 1700-1777. Galerie de Bayser, Paris, Cahiers du dessin français, no. 8, Paris, 1991, cat. no. 15, p. 26, ill.

Susanna Caviglia-Brunel "Des finalités du dessin chez Charles-Joseph Natoire." in Revue de l'Art. vol. 143, no. 1, 2004, note 84, pp. 42, 47.

Françoise Joulie "Natoire and Boucher: Two Studies for a Don Quixote Tapestry." in The Metropolitan Museum Journal. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 39, New York, 2004, fig. no. 3, pp. 154-155.

Susanna Caviglia-Brunel Charles-Joseph Natoire, 1700-1777. Paris, 2012, cat. no. D. 201, 252-53, ill.



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