Adélaïde-Marie-Anne Moitte

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Adélaïde-Marie-Anne Moitte
1747-1807
Seated Man Reading above Studies of Four Hands. Verso: Studies of a Seated Man and a Seated Woman
Pen and black and brown ink on paper; verso: pen and brown ink.
11 3/16 x 5 1/2 inches (284 x 130 mm)
Gift of Charles Ryskamp in honor of Gertrude Dennis.
2002.65

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Sale, London, Christie's, 22 May 1996; W. M. Brady & Co., New York; Charles Ryskamp, New York and Princeton; sale, New York, Sotheby's, 26 January 2002, lot 314, repr. (b.i.).
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It is not known where Moitte was born, but she studied with LeBarbier and married the artist Jean-Guillaume Moitte (1746-1819). This sheet comes from an album of ninety leaves consisting of sketches of members of the Moitte family executed ca. 1797. The album was sold at auction at Christie's in 1996.

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Ryskamp, Charles, former owner.

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