FRANÇOIS BOUCHER | STUDY OF A SEATED WOMAN WITH SCARF, FOR L'ÉDUCATION DE LA VIERGE
Paris 1703 - 1770
STUDY OF A SEATED WOMAN WITH SCARF, FOR L'ÉDUCATION DE LA VIERGE
Sanguine brulée, heightened with white chalk on blue paper
15¾ by 11½in.; 413 by 296 mm.
Hinge mounted to a modern decorative mount. There has been some very slight fading to the blue paper however the combination of media remains in good condition throughout with the image strong. Sold in a decorative giltwood frame.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, "Collection d'un Amateur Hollandais", 23 May 1930, lot 7;
Sale, Geneva, Galeries Moos, 27 October 1934, lot 4;
With Galerie de La Scala, Paris;
With Galerie Paul Prouté, Paris, Géricault, no. 24, 1990
A. Ananoff and D. Wildenstein, François Boucher, Paris 1976, vol. II, p. 231, no. 578/1, fig. 1565, reproduced;
B. Schreiber Jacoby, "Boucher's Late Brown Chalk Composition Drawings", Master Drawings, vol. XXX, no. 3, 1992, p. 278, fig. 23, reproduced and p. 285, no. 18