Figures in Theatrical Costumes

Claude Gillot (French, Langres 1673–1722 Paris)

Former Attribution:
Formerly attributed to Antoine Watteau (French, Valenciennes 1684–1721 Nogent-sur-Marne)
Pen and brown ink, red wash, over red chalk
5 1/2 x 7 7/8 in. (14 x 20 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1909
Accession Number:
  • Provenance

    Jonathan Richardson Jr. (British, London 1694–1771 London); Richard Henry Horne (British, London 1803–1884 Margate); Vendor: Herbert Percy Horne (British, London 1864–1916 Florence), through Roger Eliot Fry

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "15th-18th Century French Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 18, 1986–January 4, 1987.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 10, 2006–July 9, 2006.

  • Catalogue Raisonné

    Bean and Turcic 1986.119

  • References

    Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turcic 15th-18th Century French Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1986, cat. no. 119, p. 115, ill.

    Jacob Bean 100 European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York Graphic Society, New York, 1964, cat. no. 55, ill.

    "Drawings from the Roger Fry Purchase." Apollo. Apollo Magazine, vol. 82, London, September 1965, fig. no. 4, p. 248, ill.

    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. 56, p. 163.

    Alan Wintermute, The Frick Collection, National Gallery of Canada Watteau and His World: French Drawings from 1700-1750. Ex. cat. 1999-2000, fig. no. 6, pp. 17-18, ill.

    Sarah R. Cohen Art, Dance, and the Body in French Culture of the Ancien Regime. Cambridge, UK, 2000, fig. no. 162, p. 266, ill.

    Jennifer Tonkovich Claude Gillot and the Theater with a Catalogue of Drawings [Ph.D. disseration]. PhD diss., 2002 cat. no. 58, fig. no. 97, pp. 335-336, ill.

    Emmanuelle Brugerolles Suite française: Dessins de la collection Jean Bonna. Ex. cat., École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Paris, 14 février - 23 avril 2006: musée d'art et d'histoire, Genève, 7 décembre 2006 - 25 février 2007. Paris, 2006, cat. no. under no. 20, p. 120, footnote.

    Pierre Rosenberg, Georgia J. Cowart Watteau, Music, and Theater. Ex. cat. Edited by Katharine Baetjer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2009, cat. no. 38, pp.98-99, ill.

  • See also
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History