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Studies of a Woman Wearing a Cap

Artist:
Antoine Watteau (French, Valenciennes 1684–1721 Nogent-sur-Marne)
Date:
ca. 1717–18
Medium:
Black and red chalk, heightened with a little white.
Dimensions:
7 1/4 x 8 1/16 in. (18.4 x 20.5 cm) including a 1.3 cm strip added at lower margin
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Therese Kuhn Straus, in memory of her husband, Herbert N. Straus, 1978
Accession Number:
1978.12.3
Not on view
Marking: Inscribed in pen and brown ink, paraph and "3273," collector's mark of Antoine Joseph Dezallier d'Argenville (1680-1765), Lugt 2951 (formerly called Crozat).
Antoine Joseph Dézallier d'Argenville (French, Paris 1680–1765 Paris), his sale, Paris, January 18 - 28, 1779, part of lot 391 (sold for 40 livres to Lenglier).; Lenglier (French, active Paris, second half 18th century), Lugt 1670.; Mrs. B. M. Ferrers , her sale, London, Sotheby's, May 13, 1931, lot 84.; Jacques Seligmann and Co., New York , sold to Herbert and Therese Straus in 1931.; Previously owned by Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Straus; Donor: Therese Kuhn Straus
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "French Drawings Recently Acquired, 1975-1984," November 27, 1984–February 10, 1985.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," February 26, 1996–May 5, 1996.

Bean and Turcic 1986.332; Rosenberg and Prat 1996.D603 (Vol. II)
Karl Theodore Parker, Jacques Mathey Antoine Watteau: Catalogue complet de son oeuvre dessiné. Paris, 1957, cat. no. 597, p. 314, ill.

Linda Boyer Gillies, Colta Ives French Drawings and Prints of the Eighteenth Century. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1972, cat. no. 47, ill.

Jacob Bean "Departmental Accessions: Drawings." Annual Report of the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, July 1, 1977 - June 30, 1978. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 108, New York, 1978, p. 36.

Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 15th-18th Century French Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1986, cat. no. 332, p. 296, ill.

Nicholas Wadley Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Drawing. Laurence King Publishers, London, 1991, fig. no. 29b, p. 140, ill.

Jacqueline Labbé, Lise Bicart-Sée "La collection de dessins d'Antoine-Joseph Dezallier d'Argenville: reconstituée d'après son Abrégé de la vie des plus fameux peintres, édition de 1762" Notes et documents des musées de France. vol. 27, Paris, 1996, cat. no. 3273, p. 324, ill.

Pierre Rosenberg, Louis-Antoine Prat Antoine Watteau 1684-1721: Catalogue raisonné des dessins. Milan, 1996, cat. no. 603 (Vol. II), pp. 1028-1029, 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. 38, pp. 166-167, ill.



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