About This Artwork

Attributed to Philibert Louis Debucourt
French, 1755-1832

The Dressing Room of the Extras of the Comedie Francaise, n.d.

Pen and black ink, and brush and gray wash, with graphite, on ivory wove paper, laid down on ivory laid paper
345 x 448 mm

Gift of the Joseph and Helen Regenstein Foundation, 1960.208

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Minneapolis, Minn., University Gallery, University of Minnesota, "The 18th Century: One Hundred Drawings by One Hundred Artists," 1961, cat. 18.

New York, Wildenstein and Company, "Master Drawings from The Art Institute of Chicago," October 17-November 30, 1963, n.p., cat. 72.

The Art Institute of Chicago, "The Regenstein Collection of European Drawings," 1974, pp. 124-25, cat. 61 (ill.), cat. by Harold Joachim.

Paris, Musée du Louvre, "Dessins français de l’Art Institute de Chicago de Watteau à Picasso," October 15, 1976-January 17, 1977, n.p., cat. 26 (ill.).

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Städtische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut, "Französische Zeichnungen aus dem Art Institute of Chicago," February 10-April 10, 1977, p. 53, cat. 22 (ill.).

The Art Institute of Chicago, "Imaging the Body: From Fragment to Total Display," January 30-April 28, 1992.

Publication History

Art Quarterly XXIII:1 (Spring 1960), Suppl. 5 (ill.).

Harold Joachim, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the 18th Century (Chicago, 1977), p. 23, no. 1D6.

Ownership History

Maurice Fenaille (died 1937), Paris [according to Chicago 1974]. Sold by Dr. H. Schaeffer, New York, to the Art Institute, 1960.

Interpretive Resources

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