Young Man Wearing a Beret, François Boucher (French, Paris 1703–1770 Paris), Red, black, and white chalk on beige antique laid paper

Young Man Wearing a Beret

François Boucher (French, Paris 1703–1770 Paris)
18th century
Red, black, and white chalk on beige antique laid paper
Sheet: 4 1/2 x 3 11/16 in. (11.4 x 9.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 2004
Accession Number:
Not on view
Marking: The collector's mark of A. Mouriau (Lugt 1853) at lower left in black ink.
A. Mouriau (Belgian), Brussels (Lugt 1853); his collection sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, March 11-12, 1858, lot 322 (as by Watteau); sale ("collection d'un amateur"), Hôtel Drouot, Paris, Nov. 6, 1964, lot 104, pl. XIV (as Watteau [?], or N. Lancret); Charles E. Slatkin Galleries, New York; Stair Sainty Matthiesen, New York, 1987; sold to Wrightsman; Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, New York, 1987-2004; her gift in 2004 to The Metropolitan Museum of Art (American); Donor: Jayne Wrightsman
Charles E. Slatkin Galleries, New York. "Drawings/Pastels/Watercolors," April 15, 1966–May 14, 1966.

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "François Boucher in North American Collections," December 23, 1973–March 17, 1974.

Art Institute of Chicago. "François Boucher in North American Collections," April 4, 1974–May 12, 1974.

Stair Sainty Matthiesen, New York. "François Boucher: His Circle and Influence," September 30, 1987–November 25, 1987.

Drawings/Pastels/Watercolors. Exh. cat., Charles E. Slatkin Galleries, New York, April 15-May 14, 1966. New York, 1966, cat. no. 57, pl. 53b.

Regina Shoolman Slatkin "Portraits of François Boucher." Apollo. vol. 94, 1971, pp. 285-86, 290, fig. 22, 291, nn. 21-22.

Regina Shoolman Slatkin François Boucher in North American Collections: 100 Drawings. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., December 23, 1973-March 17, 1974; Art Institute of Chicago, April 4-May 12, 1974. Washington D.C., 1973, cat. no. 1, ill.

Beverly Schreiber Jacoby François Boucher's Early Development as a Draughtsman, 1720-1734. New York and London, 1986, pp. 242-43, no. I.C.2.

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Pierre Rosenberg, Louis-Antoine Prat Antoine Watteau, 1684–1721: Catalogue raisonné des dessins. Leonardo Arte, Milan, 1996, vol. 3, p. 1328, no. R673 (as a rejected drawing, location unknown).

Emmanuelle Brugerolles , ed. François Boucher et l'art rocaille dans les collections de l'École des Beaux-Arts. Exh. cat., École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, October 16-December 21, 2003; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, March 1-May 1, 2005; Musée des Beaux-Arts du Canada, Ottawa, September 16, 2005-January 1, 2006. Paris, 2003, pp. 42, n. 31, 80, ill. 5.

Pierre Rosenberg, Elizabeth E. Barker, George R. Goldner et al. The Wrightsman Pictures. Everett Fahy, New York and New Haven, 2005, cat. no. 48, ill.