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Two Studies of a Dancer, Raising Her Skirt in Her Two Hands

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

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  • A work made of red chalk on cream laid paper.

Date:

1712/13

Artist:

Jean Antoine Watteau
French, 1684-1721

About this artwork

The Art Institute boasts a small but choice selection of drawings by Antoine Watteau. This early example of his virtuoso draftsmanship in red chalk reflects his intimate knowledge of elegant materials and costumes, made famous in his print series the Figures de modes (Figures of Fashion). The spontaneity of the artist’s method is suggested in the pentimenti (changes to the composition) in the woman’s face.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jean Antoine Watteau

Title

Two Studies of a Dancer, Raising Her Skirt in Her Two Hands

Place

France (Artist's nationality)

Date

1712–1713

Medium

Red chalk on cream laid paper

Inscriptions

Inscribed, lower left, in brown ink: "Wattau"

Dimensions

17.6 × 13.3 cm (6 15/16 × 5 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Regenstein Collection Endowment

Reference Number

2002.100

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