Antoine Watteau

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Antoine Watteau
The Temple of Diana
Red chalk on paper.
10 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches (267 x 362 mm.)
Purchased on the Sunny Crawford von Bülow Fund 1978.

This design was used as the basis for two engravings by Gabriel Huquier, "The Temple of Neptune" and "The Temple of Diana".


Watermark: Chaplet, fragment (close to Heawood 222).

Edmond and Jules Goncourt (Lugt 1089); their sale, Paris, 15-17 February 1897, lot 350; Camille Groult (1832-1908), Paris; Jean Groult (1868-1951), Paris; Pierre Bordeaux-Groult (1916-2007), Paris, 1957; his sale, Paris, Palais d'Orsay, 14 December 1979, no. 11, repr.
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Goncourt, Edmond de, 1822-1896, former owner.
Goncourt, Jules de, 1830-1870, former owner.
Groult, Camille, 1832-1908, former owner.
Groult, Jean, 1868-1951, former owner.
Bordeaux-Groult, Pierre, 1916-2007, former owner.


Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, p. 221.
Denison, Cara D., and Helen B. Mules, with the assistance of Jane V. Shoaf. European Drawings, 1375-1825. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, no. 98, repr.
Denison, Cara D. French Drawings, 1550-1825. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, no. 39, repr.
Denison, Cara D. French Master Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1993, no. 37, repr.
Rosenberg, Pierre and Louis-Antoine Prat. Antoine Watteau 1684-1721, Catalogue raisonné des dessins, 3 vols., Milan, 1996, I, no. 233, p. 370, repr. in color.
100 Master drawings from the Morgan Library & Museum. München : Hirmer, 2008, no. 75, repr. [Jennifer Tonkovich]

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