Antoine Watteau

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Antoine Watteau
Seated Young Woman
ca. 1716
Black, red, and white chalk on buff paper.
10 x 6 3/4 inches (254 x 171 mm)
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1911.
I, 278a

Watermark: none visible through lining.
This drawing was etched by François Boucher in "Figures de différents caractères, de paysages et d'études" (as no. 214), a compendium of 103 prints after Watteau's drawings published as tribute to the artist soon after his death.

Sarah Ann James, London; probably her sale, London, Christie's, 22-23 June 1891; Thomas Agnew & Sons, London; from whom purchased in 1911 by J. Pierpont Morgan (no mark; see Lugt 1509).
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James, Sarah Ann, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.


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. 95, pl. VI.
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. 99, repr.
Denison, Cara D. French Master Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1993, no. 38, repr. in color.
In August Company : The Collections of the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1993, no. 25, p. 298, repr. in color.
Pierre Rosenberg and Louis-Antoine Prat, "Antoine Watteau 1684-1721, Catalogue raisonné des dessins", 3 vols., Milan, 1996, II, no. 497, p. 832, repr.
The Morgan Library : An American Masterpiece. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 2000, p. 62, repr. in color.
From Leonardo to Pollock: Master drawings from the Morgan Library. New York: Morgan Library, 2006, cat. no. 74, p. 156-157.

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