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Standing Man Leaning on His Elbow

A work made of etching on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching on cream laid paper.


before 1710


Jean Antoine Watteau (French, 1684-1721)
finished by Henri-Simon Thomassin (French, 1687-1741)

About this artwork

This handsome print belongs to the Figures de Mode, a series of seven etchings by Jean-Antoine Watteau of fashionable ladies and gentlemen. The fancy costumes and elaborate backdrops of park settings or distant landscapes showcased in this series aid in the documentation of theatrical history as well as 18th-century French fashion.


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Prints and Drawings


Jean Antoine Watteau


Standing Man Leaning on His Elbow


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Etching on cream laid paper


Image: 12.6 × 7.9 cm (5 × 3 1/8 in.); Sheet: 143.7 × 10.1 cm (56 5/8 × 4 in.)

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Everett D. Graff Endowment

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