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Seated Female Nude

A work made of black and white chalks, with stumping, on blue laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of black and white chalks, with stumping, on blue laid paper.

Date:

n.d.

Artist:

Pierre-Paul Prud’hon
French, 1758-1823

About this artwork

For many years in a private Chicago collection and long desired for the museum, this striking drawing appeared for auction in 1996 and was purchased by Dorothy Edinburg for her collection at the Art Institute of Chicago. It is one of about 100 male and female nude studies in black and white chalk on blue paper that the artist made between 1810 and 1821. This model has been identified as the dark-haired beauty Marguerite, who famously caught the eye of Frederick William III, king of Prussia, in Prud’hon’s studio in 1814.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Pierre Paul Prud'hon

Title

Seated Female Nude

Origin

France

Date

1778–1823

Medium

Black and white chalks, with stumping, on blue laid paper

Dimensions

520 × 311 mm

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

2013.1008

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