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Jewish Woman of Algiers Seated on the Ground

Théodore Chassériau (French, Le Limon, Saint-Domingue, West Indies 1819–1856 Paris)

Date:
ca. 1846
Medium:
Watercolor over graphite on wove paper (trimmed and laid down on blue wove paper)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 3/4 x 9 1/8 in. (29.8 x 23.2cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1964
Accession Number:
64.188
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Graphite, upper right: la coiffeur en / velours à dessin / le mouchoir / noir et or / le vêtement / de soie blanch [e] / couvert de / dessins d'or / et d'un / voile lilas / en gaze pour / le haut le / bas d'un / voile blan[c] / sur lequel des / points d'or / luisant étincellen[t].
    [The head covering in / patterned velvet / the handkerchief [or scarf?] / black and gold / the garment / of white silk / covered with / gold designs / and with a lilac veil / in gauze for / the top the / bottom with a / white veil / on which / gleaming gold stitches sparkle]
    A small graphite sketch of the sitter's cap added upper right and indicated: comme ceci
    Verso of blue paper backing is inscribed in graphite, lower right: 1600

    Marking: Stamped in blue ink, lower right: TH. CHASSERIAU (Lugt 445; stamp of artist's estate sale, March 16-17, 1857)

  • Provenance

    Théodore Chassériau (French, Le Limon, Saint-Domingue, West Indies 1819–1856 Paris),Hôtel Drouout, Paris March 16-17, 1857, lot 85?; Lhurine (?),purchaser of lot 85 in artist's 1857 est. sale

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Classicism and Romanticism. French Drawings and Prints," September 15, 1970–November 1, 1970.

    Musée du Louvre. "Dessins Français du Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, de David à Picasso," October 25, 1973–January 7, 1974.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Nineteenth Century French Drawings and Prints," June 23, 1981–August 23, 1981.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," September 11, 2000–December 4, 2000.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," March 26, 2007–June 24, 2007.

  • Catalogue Raisonné

    Prat 127

  • References

    "Accessions of American and Canadian Museums" in The Art Quarterly. vol. 28, no. 3, 1965, pp. 211, 220, ill.

    "Ingres and His Circle, an exhibition of drawings." in Oberlin College Bulletin. vol. 24, no. 3, Oberlin, 1967, cat. no. 17, fig. no. pl. 17, p. 161, ill.

    Linda Boyer Gillies, Colta Ives, Jacob Bean Classicism and Romanticism: French Drawings and Prints, 1800-1860. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1970, cat. no. 5, p. 1.

    Jacob Bean, Linda Boyer Gillies, Cynthia Lambros, Roseline Bacou, Réunion des musées nationaux Dessins français du Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York de David à Picasso. 54th Exposition de Cabinet des Dessins Musée du Louvre, 25 October, 1973-7 January 1974. Paris, 1973, cat. no. 12, ill.

    Marc Sandoz Théodore Chassériau, catalogue raisonné des peintures et estampes. Paris, 1974, fig. no. 21, pp. 55, 62.

    Louis-Antoine Prat Théodore Chassériau, 1819-1856: dessins conservés en dehors du Louvre. Galerie de Bayser, Paris, Cahiers du dessin français, no. 5, Paris, 1988, cat. no. 127, p. 21, ill.

    Christine Peltre Théodore Chassériau. Librairie Gallimard, Paris, 2001, fig. no. 146, p. 129, ill.

    Stéphane Guégan, Vincent Pomarède, Louis-Antoine Prat, Bruno Chenique, Christine Peltre, Peter Benson Miller, Gary Tinterow Théodore Chassériau (1819-1856): The Unknown Romantic. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2002, cat. no. 141, pp. 242-243, ill.



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