Baron Antoine-Jean Gros

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Baron Antoine-Jean Gros
1771-1835
Portrait of a Woman
ca. 1825
Black and white chalk on brown paper.
11 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches (298 x 223 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Mrs. George H. Fitch in honor of Mr. Charles Ryskamp.
1986.118
Inscription: 

Signed in black chalk, at lower left, "Gros"; inscribed on verso, in pencil, at lower right, "6" (underlined), and, at upper left, "11a".

Provenance: 
Germain Seligman, New York; R. M. Light & Co., Inc., Santa Barbara.
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 346.
Denison, Cara D. French Master Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1993, no. 100, repr.

Notes: 

Watermark: MONTGOLFIER.
This drawing is believed to be a portrait of Augustine Dufresne (1789-1824), the artist's wife.

Associated names: 

Seligman, Germain, former owner.
Fitch, George H., Mrs. donor.

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