Camille Groult collection, n°108 ; Anonymous sale, Paris, Mes Couturier et Nicolaÿ, December 10th 1993, lot 4 B
Linked directly to Jean-Baptiste Pater's painting Le Colin-Maillard, at Sanssouci, Potsdam : this delicate red chalk study of a seated woman is preparatory for the woman, seen from behind, in the centre foreground of the composition.
Some staining towards the top center margin.
Some scattered light staining.
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