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Study of a Nude Man Holding Bottles

Antoine Watteau (French, Valenciennes 1684–1721 Nogent-sur-Marne)

Date:
ca. 1715–16
Medium:
Black, red, and white chalk.
Dimensions:
10 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. (27.7 x 22.6 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Accession Number:
1972.118.238
  • Provenance

    Vassal de Saint-Hubert , his sale, Paris, March 23 - April 17, 1779, possibly part of lot 94: "deux bons dessins, à la pierre noire et à la sanguine, sur papier blanc, représentants deux hommes nuds, dont un tient deux bouteilles, hauteur 10 pouces 3 lignes, largeur 8 pouces 3 lignes."; Felix Harbord (London), according to Virch.; Mrs. H. D. Gronau (London); Donor: Walter C. Baker

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Walter C. Baker Collection of Drawings," June 1, 1960–September 1, 1960.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "French Drawings Recently Acquired, 1975-1984," November 27, 1984–February 10, 1985.

  • Catalogue Raisonné

    Bean and Turcic 1986.329; Rosenberg and Prat 1996.373.

  • References

    Jacob Bean (Baker Collection entries) Great Private Collections. Douglas Cooper -, New York, 1963, p. 35, ill.

    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. 329, pp. 292-293, ill.

    Catalogue of an exhibition of French master drawings of the 18th century, held for the benefit of the French Hospital and dispensary, London. Matthiesen Gallery, London, London, 1950, cat. no. 106.

    Drawings by Old Masters. Exhibition at The Royal Academy, Diploma Gallery. Royal Academy of Arts, London, London, 1953, cat. no. 394, p. 92.

    Karl Theodore Parker and Jacques Mathey Antoine Watteau: Catalogue complet de son oeuvre dessiné. vol. 2, Paris, 1957, cat. no. 578, p. 74, ill.

    French Drawings from American Collections: Clouet to Matisse Ex. cat. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Dutch, French and English versions of catalogue. Rotterdam, Paris, New York, MMA February 3 - March 15, 1959, cat. no. 85, pl. 33.

    Claus Virch "The Walter C. Baker Collection of Master Drawings." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 18, no. 10, New York, June 1960, p. 315.

    A. Hyatt Mayor, Daniel Wildenstein Centennial Loan Exhibition, Drawings and Watercolors from Alumnae and Their Families. Exh. cat. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1961, cat. no. 51, n.p., ill.

    Claus Virch Master Drawings in the Collection of Walter C. Baker. New York, 1962, cat. no. 73, p. 43, ill.

    Malcolm Cormack The Drawings of Watteau. London, New York, 1970, fig. no. pl. 42, p. 28.

    Jacob Bean Notable Acquisitions, 1979-1980: Drawings (Walter C. Baker Collection, and other sources). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1980, p. 48, ill.

    Donald Posner Antoine Watteau. Ithaca, New York, 1984, pp. 80, 283.

    Margaret Morgan Grasselli, Pierre Rosenberg Watteau, 1684-1721. Ex. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., Washington, 1984, cat. no. D64, p. 132, ill.

    Pierre Rosenberg, Louis-Antoine Prat Antoine Watteau 1684-1721: Catalogue raisonné des dessins. 3 vols., Milan, 1996, cat. no. 373, p. 614, ill.

    Perrin Stein, Mary Tavener Holmes Eighteenth-Century French Drawings in New York Collections Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1999, cat. no. 4, pp. 8-10, ill.



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