Master Works on Paper from Five Centuries

Master Works on Paper from Five Centuries

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Property from a European Private Collection

Jean-Antoine Watteau

A seated lady

Auction Closed

July 3, 10:51 AM GMT


80,000 - 120,000 GBP

Lot Details


Property from a European Private Collection

Jean-Antoine Watteau

(Valenciennes 1684 - 1721 Nogent-sur-Marne)

A seated lady

Graphite and red and white chalk, with touches of black chalk

197 by 123 mm

Antoine Joseph Dezallier d’Argenville (1680-1765), with his paraphe and numbering 3278 (L.2951),

his sale, Paris, 18-28 January 1779, in lot 391 (to Lenglier);

The Marquis de Varennes,

his sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 12 May 1922, lot 144,

where acquired by M. Lacoste;

Schwob d’Héricourt, according to Labbé and Bicart-Sée (loc. cit.);

Mme François Heim, Paris, in 1968;

sale, Paris, Credit Municipal, around 1977;

sale, Paris, Credit Municipal, 9 April 1981, lot 2;

sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 6 December 1984, letter B;

sale, Paris, Millon & Associés, 27 November 1998, lot 16,

Private collection;

sale, London, Sotheby's, 9 July 2014, lot 72

K.T. Parker, The Drawings of Antoine Watteau, London 1931, p. 11 and note 2; p. 26 and note 3:

K.T. Parker and J. Mathey, Antoine Watteau, Catalogue complet de son oeuvre dessiné, Paris 1957, vol. II, no. 573, reproduced;

M.M. Grasselli, in Watteau, exhib. cat., Washington, National Gallery of Art, Paris, Grand Palais, and Berlin, Schloss Charlottenburg, 1984-85, p. 158;

P. Rosenberg, in idem., pp. 376-378, fig. 6;

M.M. Grasselli, The Drawings of Antoine Watteau, unpub. PhD thesis, Harvard University, 1987, pp. 224, 361, no. 235, fig. 260;

J. Labbé and L. Bicart-Sée, La collection de dessins d'Antoine-Joseph Dezallier d'Argenville, Paris 1996, p. 325 no 3278;

P. Rosenberg and L.-A. Prat, Antoine Watteau 1684-1721, Catalogue raisonné des dessins, Milan 1996, vol. II, no. 489

Paris, Galerie Cailleux, Watteau et sa géneration, 1968, no. 53;

Rotterdam, Kunsthal, European Master Drawings Unveiled, 2002, no. 110