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Charles-Joseph Natoire
STUDY OF A FEMALE ATTENDANT HOLDING A CARAFE
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 GBP
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329
Charles-Joseph Natoire
STUDY OF A FEMALE ATTENDANT HOLDING A CARAFE
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Charles-Joseph Natoire
NÎMES 1700 - 1777 CASTEL GANDOLFO
STUDY OF A FEMALE ATTENDANT HOLDING A CARAFE
Black chalk, heightened with white chalk on blue-grey paper
404 by 243 mm
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Catalogue Note

The present work is a highly characteristic, preliminary study for the female attendant in the centre of Natoire's 1742 painting, Venus à la fontaine (Fig. 1), the present whereabouts of which is unknown.1  One closely comparable study for the same project, depicting the seated Venus, similarly executed in a combination of black chalk heightened with white chalk on blue-grey paper, most recently appeared on the German art market.2

1. S. Caviglia-Brunel, Charles-Joseph Natoire 1700-1777, Paris 2012, pp. 307-308, no. P.130, reproduced
2. Ibid., p. 308, no. D.312, reproduced and sale, Cologne, Kunsthaus Lempertz, 18 November 2017, lot 2124

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