Study of a Male Figure. Verso: Study for the Virgin
Red chalk on paper; framing line in brown ink over red chalk.
3 13/16 x 3 1/16 inches (96 x 78 mm)
Gift of Otto Manley in honor of Miss Felice Stampfle.
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Charles Martyne (no mark; see Lugt 1800); Otto Manley, Scarsdale, New York.
Pierre Rosenberg and Louis-Antoine Prat, "Antoine Watteau 1684-1721, Catalogue raisonné des dessins", 3 vols., Milan, 1996, III, no. R551, p. 1296, repr. recto and verso.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 314.
Strip of paper (3/8") added at lower edge of sheet.
Recto: possibly a study for the figure of St. Joseph for a Flight into Egypt.
Martyne, Charles, former owner.
Manley, Otto, -1989, former owner.