Antoine Watteau

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Antoine Watteau
1684-1721
Head and Bust of Seated Woman. Verso: study of foliage
Black, red, and white chalks, with later additions in graphite, on laid paper; verso: red chalk.
7 1/16 x 5 15/16 inches (182 x 151 mm)
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) 1911.
I, 278c

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Inscribed in pen and brown ink, at lower right, "Wateau".

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Eugene Glaenzer, acquired between 1909 and 1911; from whom purchased in 1911 by J. Pierpont Morgan (no mark; see Lugt 1509).
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New York World's Fair : Illustrated Catalogue of an Exhibition Held on the Occasion of The New York World's Fair. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1939, p. no. 97.
Pierre Rosenberg and Louis-Antoine Prat, "Antoine Watteau 1684-1721, Catalogue raisonné des dessins", 3 vols., Milan, 1996, II, no. 604, p. 1030, repr. (recto and verso).

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