Various brown chalks, with touches of brush and brown chalk wash, heightened with white chalk, on cream laid paper, prepared with a light brown wash ground, laid down on heavy buff laid paper
Signed and dated, recto, lower right, in brown chalk: "F. Boucher / 1767"; inscribed verso, center on mount, in graphite: "SCHOOL / FRANCOIS BOUCHER"; lower center on mount, in graphite: "pour c. à venir"; upper left on mount, in graphite: "DX 276–3"
304 × 205 mm (primary support); 330 × 230 mm (secondary support)
Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection
Extended information about this artwork
Beverly Schreiber Jacoby, “Boucher’s Late Brown Chalk Composition Drawings,” Master Drawings 30:3 (Fall 1992), pp. 261, 267, fig. 13, p. 283, cat 11.
Suzanne Folds McCullagh (ed.), Drawings in Dialogue: Old Master Through Modern, The Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection, exh. cat. (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 2006), p. 57, cat. 30 (ill.).
Art Institute of Chicago, “Gifts of a Lifetime,” 1998-1999, checklist 29.
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. 57, cat. 30 (ill.).
Possibly P.-J.-O. Bergeret de Goncourt’s (died 1785) posthumous sale, Paris, Apr. 24-9, 1786, lot 151. Possibly sold, Feb. 19-20, 1869. Estate of Reine Maria Duysburgh-Bouillet. Sold, Christie’s, New York, Jan. 11, 1989, lot 132, to Dorothy Braude Edinburg, Brookline, MA.; given to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2013.
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