Jean Léon Gérôme

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Jean Léon Gérôme
1824-1904
Leda
Black chalk, with some stumping, on paper.
13 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches (336 x 234 mm)
Gift of Paul Magriel on the occasion of his eightieth birthday, 12 March 1986.
1986.12
Inscription: 

Inscribed in black chalk at lower left, "à mon excellent confrere / J. L. Gerôme / (Dessin qui a servi pour l'execution / du tableau de Leda qu'il m'a / demandé.)"

Provenance: 
Shepherd Gallery Associates, New York; Paul Magriel.
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 342.

Notes: 

Watermark: none.
This drawing is a preparatory study for the painting "Leda and the Swan", executed circa 1895, now in the Forbes Magazine Collection, New York.

Associated names: 

Magriel, Paul, 1906-1990, former owner.

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