Nicolas Lancret

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Nicolas Lancret
Four Figure Studies
Upper left: red and white chalks with highlights on light brown paper; upper right: red and white chalks with highlights on blue paper; lower left: red and black chalks with touches of white chalk, some stumping, on light brown paper; lower right: black and white chalks with highlights on blue paper.
13 5/8 x 11 7/16 inches (346 x 290 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 280

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Sir Charles Greville (1763-1832; English officer, Lugt 549); Earl of Warwick (Lugt 2600); Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), London and Florence; from whom purchased through Galerie Alexandre Imbert, Rome, in 1909 by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), New York (no mark; see Lugt 1509); his son, J. P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), New York.

Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 280, repr.
Denison, Cara D. French Drawings, 1550-1825. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, no. 45, (as Pater but with the suggestion that the drawing may be by Lancret)
Denison, Cara D. French Master Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1993, no. 43, repr. (as Lancret).


Watermark: none visible through lining.
Four studies put together as one sheet.
Formerly attributed to Jean Baptiste Pater.

Associated names: 

Pater, Jean-Baptiste Joseph, 1695-1736, Formerly attributed to.
Greville, Charles, 1762-1832, former owner.
Warwick, George Guy Greville, Earl of, 1818-1893, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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