About This Artwork

Jean Antoine Watteau
French, 1684-1721

Three Studies of a Gentleman, 1710/11

Red chalk on ivory laid paper
166 x 202 mm

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection, 1998.113

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Paris, Galerie Cailleux, "Le Dessin français de Watteau à Prud’hon," 1951, cat. 166.

Paris, Galerie Cailleux, "Watteau et sa generation," 1984, cat. 34.

The Art Institute of Chicago, "Drawings in Dialogue: Old Master Through Modern, The Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection," June 3–July 30, 2006, p. 51, cat. 25 (ill.).

Publication History

K. T. Parker and J. Mathey, Antoine Watteau: Catalogue complet de son oeuvre dessiné (F. de Nobele, 1957), p. 10, cat. 59 (ill.).

Marianne Roland Michel, Watteau: Un Artiste au XVIIIe siècle (Flammarion, 1984), p. 130.

Margaret Morgan Grasselli and Pierre Rosenberg, Watteau, 1684–1721, exh. cat. (Washington, D.C., 1984), p. 66, under D.6.

Pierre Rosenberg and Louis-Antoine Prat, Antoine Watteau 1684–1721: Catalogue raisonné des dessins
(Milan, 1996), pp. 150–51, no. 95 (ill.).

Ownership History

Camille Groult (1837–1908), Paris; by descent to his son, Jean Groult (1868–1951); sold, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, November 20, 1941, under lot 6, to Tony Mayer; sold, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, December 3, 1957, lot 20. Galerie Cailleux, Paris, by 1968 [Paris 1968; stamp (Cx; not in Lugt), lower left, in black]; sold to Dorothy Braude Edinburg, December 22, 1976; given to the Art Institute, 1998.

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