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Landscape with a Country House

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

Former Attribution:
Formerly attributed to Antoine Watteau (French, Valenciennes 1684–1721 Nogent-sur-Marne)
Former Attribution:
Formerly attributed to Anonymous, French, 18th century
Date:
ca. 1714
Medium:
Red chalk. A strip of paper 1.2 cm. in height has been added at upper margin.
Dimensions:
3 5/16 x 5 5/8 in. (8.4 x 14.3 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Cornelius Vanderbilt, 1880
Accession Number:
80.3.524
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: On verso in pen and ink: "2. paisages - a la sanguine".

    Marking: Stamped in black ink at lower right corner of recto, collector's mark of Pierre-Jean Mariette, Lugt 1852, [M] in circle

  • Provenance

    Pierre Jean Mariette (French, Paris 1694–1774 Paris), Mariette sale, November 1775 - January 30, 1776, possibly part of lot 1392.; James Jackson Jarves, Boston; Cornelius Vanderbilt (American, Staten Island, New York 1843–1899 New York); Donor: Cornelius Vanderbilt (American, Staten Island, New York 1843–1899 New York)

  • Catalogue Raisonné

    Bean and Turcic 1986.327; Rosenberg and Prat 1996.235

  • 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. 327, p. 291, ill.

    Coles Gallery, 8: Tapestries and Paintings, Malachites, Vases, etc.; Drawings by Old Masters, Etchings, Photographs, and Tapestries in Gallery 4, Main Hall. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Hand-book, no. 8, New York, 1895, cat. no. 524, p. 33.

    Colin Eisler "Two Immortalized Landscapes- Watteau and the Recueil Jullienne." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 24, New York, January 1966, pp. 165-176.

    Martin P. Eidelberg "Watteau's Use of Landscape Drawings." Master Drawings. vol. 2, 1967, fig. no. pl. 30, p. 175.

    Malcolm Cormack The Drawings of Watteau. London, New York, 1970, cat. no. 37, fig. no. pl. 37, p. 27, ill.

    Margaret Morgan Grasselli, Pierre Rosenberg Watteau, 1684-1721. Ex. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., Washington, 1984, cat. no. under D36, fig. no. 4, pp. 99-102, ill.

    Pierre Rosenberg, Louis-Antoine Prat Antoine Watteau 1684-1721: Catalogue raisonné des dessins. 3 vols., Milan, 1996, cat. no. 235 (vol. I), pp. 374-375, ill.



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