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Title:Head of a Young Girl and Studies of Hands and of her Right Foot
Artist:Charles de la Fosse (French, Paris 1636–1716 Paris)
Medium:Black, red and white chalk, touches of yellow and pink pastel, on beige paper
Dimensions:14 7/16 x 10 7/16 in. (36.7 x 26.5 cm)
Credit Line:Harry G. Sperling Fund, 1980
Kathryn Bache Miller (American)Sale, Christie's London, April 15, 1980, lot 171; Vendor: Yvonne Tan Bunzl
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Seventeenth Century French Drawings and Prints from the Museum's Collections," May 18–August 22, 1982.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "French Drawings Recently Acquired, 1975-1984," November 27, 1984–February 10, 1985.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Seventeenth Century French Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum," February 2–April 25, 1996.
The Frick Collection. "Watteau and His World: French Drawings from 1700-1750," October 19, 1999–January 9, 2000.
National Gallery of Canada. "Watteau and His World: French Drawings from 1700-1750," February 11, 2000–May 8, 2000.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 25–July 24, 2005.
Musée national des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon. "Charles de la Fosse," February 23, 2015–May 24, 2015.
Bean and Turcic 1986.140
Jacob Bean, Helen Bobritzky Mules Notable Acquisitions, 1980-1981: Drawings. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1981, pp. 48-49, ill.
"Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1980-1981." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1981, pp. 48-49, ill.
Jacob Bean "Four More Drawings by Charles de La Fosse." Master Drawings. vol. 21, no. 1, New York, Spring 1983, fig. no. pl. 21, pp. 17-19, ill.
Barbara Burn Metropolitan Children. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1984, pp. 27, 107, ill.
Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 15th-18th Century French Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1986, Also repr. on book jacket, cat. no. 140, pp. 132-133, ill.
Philip Conisbee "New York French Drawings [exhibition review]." The Burlington Magazine. vol. 128, London, December 1986, p. 925.
Sarah R. Cohen "Body as 'Character' in Early Eighteenth-Century French Art and Performance." Art Bulletin. vol. 78, no. 3, New York, September 1996, fig. no. 13, p. 464, ill.
Alan Wintermute, The Frick Collection, National Gallery of Canada Watteau and His World: French Drawings from 1700-1750. Exh. cat. 1999-2000, cat. no. 58, pp. 206-207, ill.
Paul Vercier "Trois dessins de Charles de La Fosse pour la Chapelle du château de Versailles." in Versalia. vol. 3, Versaillse, 2000, p. 131.
Jo Hedley "Toward a New Century: Charles de La Fosse as a Draftsman." Master Drawings. vol. 39, no. 3, New York, Fall 2001, fig. no. 17, pp. 235, 238.
Sonia Couturier French Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Canada, May 21-Aug. 29, 2004, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Dec. 4, 2004-Feb. 20 2005, and the Edmonton Art Gallery, Sept. 16-Nov. 17, 2005. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 2004, fig. no. 16, p. 43, ill.
Clémentine Gustin-Gomez Charles de La Fosse 1636-1716: Le maître des Modernes [vol. 2]. Dijon, 2006, cat. no. D.16, p. 183, vol. II, ill.
Le Dessin français au XVIIe siècle. Somogy. Paris, 2013, fig. no. 1432, 597, ill.
Charles de La Fosse (1636-1716) Le triomphe de la couleur. 2015, cat. no. 16c, 123, ill.
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