In a letter dated 19 November 1997, Alastair Laing confirmed the attribution to Boucher, noting that this drawing is part of a goup of 'apparently subjectless drawings of men of vaguely biblical/oriental appearance'. On the basis of comparison with a drawing of Judith Haranguing the People, dated 1759, now in Darmstadt, Mr Laing dates the group to circa 1760. A further two drawings from the series are in the Louvre (inv. no. 24772) and in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (PI 48); the latter drawing is of the same technique as this sheet.
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