Antoine Watteau

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Antoine Watteau
1684-1721
Study of a Woman Spinning and Five Studies of Hands
Red chalk, with framing line in pen and brown ink, on paper
6 1/8 x 6 1/2 inches (156 x 165 mm)
Gift of Mrs. Gertrude W. and Seth Dennis.
1985.61
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Inscribed in pen and gray ink, at lower left, "Wattaux".
Provenance: 
Sir Frederick Wedmore (no mark; see Lugt 1053); Mr. and Mrs. Seth Dennis, New York.
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Watermark: bunch of grapes.
This is a preparatory drawing for the main figure in Watteau's painting "L'Indiscret" (Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam), variously dated between 1713 and 1715.

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