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Half-Length Study of a Man

Artist:
François Boucher (French, Paris 1703–1770 Paris)
Date:
18th century
Medium:
Black and white chalk on beige (probably formerly blue) laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 6 3/4 x 6 3/16 in. (17.2 x 15.7 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 2004
Accession Number:
2004.475.8
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in pen and black ink at lower center margin of mount: F. BOUCHER.
Sale, Palais des Congrès, Versailles, lot 26 (per archives at Documentation, Musée du Louvre); sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, March 18, 1987, lot 27; Didier Aaron, Paris; purchased by Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1987; Donor: Jayne Wrightsman
Margaret Morgan Grasselli, Jean-Francois Méjanès, William W. Robinson Mastery and Elegance, Two Centuries of French Drawings from the Collection of Jeffrey E. Horvitz. Exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums, and other cities. edited by Alvin L. Clark Jr., Cambridge, MA, 1999, p. 372, note 5 (for cat. no. 60).



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