Overview

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Inscription

by later hand, lower right in brown ink: Vataux fec. (crossed out); by later hand, lower left in graphite: Watteau.

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Provenance

Anonymous sale, (Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 28 May 1892, no. 72); Lallemand (sale, Paris, 2 May 1894); Léon Michel-Lévy [1846-1925] (his sale, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 17-18 June 1925, no. 106); George Blumenthal [1858-1941], New York (his sale, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 1-2 December 1932, no. 48); (Jean Seligmann). [1] Mrs. Jesse I. Straus [née Irma S. Nathan, 1876-1970], New York, (her sale, New York, Parke-Bernet, 21 October 1970, no. 20); Armand Hammer Collection, Los Angeles, 1970; gift to NGA, 1991.

Exhibition History

1932
The London Exhibition of French Art, 1200-1900, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1932, no. 738 (commem. cat. no. 780).
1935
Master Drawings Selected from the Museums and Private Collections of America. Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery. Buffalo, 1935, no. 60.
1970
Exhibited with the Armand Hammer collection from 1970, starting with Arkansas Art Center; except Tenn. Fine Arts Ctr. at Cheekwood, Nashville, 1976; LACMA, 1984; Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1984; Albuquerque Museum, 1985; and Birmingham Museum of Art, 1985
1974
Recent Acquisitions and Promised Gifts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1974, no. 71.
1976
Old Master Drawings from American Collections, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1976, no. 149 (Ebria Feinblatt).
1978
Master Drawings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art and Promised Gifts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1978, p. 79.
1984
Watteau, 1684-1721, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1984; Grand Palais, Paris, 1984-85; Charlottenburg Castle, Berlin, 1985. Washington, 1984, 109, 150, 379-380, fig. 2, no. 79 (Margaret Morgan Grasselli).
1987
Master Drawings from The Armand Hammer Collection. National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1987, no. 17.
2009
Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009, 98-99, 280, no. 40 (color).

Bibliography

1905
Fourcaud, Louis de. "Antoine Watteau: Scènes et Figures Galantes." La Revue de l'art ancien et moderne 17, no. 95 (February 1905): 106.
1911
Les Maîtres du dessin. Paris, 1911: vol. 3, plate 136.
1928
Réau, Louis. "Watteau." In Les Peintres français au XVIIIe siècle by Louis Dimier. Paris and Brussels, 1928: 54, no. 38.
1931
Parker, K. T. The Drawings of Antoine Watteau. London, 1931 (reprinted 1970): 39, 49, no. 92, pl. 92.
1932
Eisenstadt, Mussia. "The Drawings of Antoine Watteau." Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 1(1932): 239-240 (as Mercier).
1932
Parker, K.T. "Mercier, Angélis and De Bar." Old Master Drawings 7 (December 1932): 38 note 8.
1950
Adhémar, Hélène. Watteau, sa vie, son oeuvre. Paris, 1950: under no. 170.
1957
Parker, K. T., and Jacques Mathey. Catalogue de l'oeuvre dessiné d'Antoine Watteau. Paris, 1957, 2: 326, no. 665 (with incorrect dimensions).
1962
Mongan, Agnes. Great Drawings of all Time, French: 13th Century to 1919. Edited by Ira Moskowitz. New York, 1962, 3: no. 686.
1972
White, Christopher. "The Hammer Collection: Drawings." Apollo 95, no. 124 (June 1972): 460, fig. 6.
1973
Zolotov, Youri et al. Antoine Watteau. Catalogues raisonnés des tableaux et des dessins dans les musées russes. Leningrad, 1973: 139, under no. 6 (1985 ed.: 98, under nos. 8-11).
1984
Posner, Donald. Antoine Watteau. London & Ithaca, 1984: 208, 288 notes 18, 19, fig. 166.
1984
The Watteau Society Bulletin, 1984, no. 1, p. 43.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 675, no. 1079, color repro. (as Couple Seated on a Bank).
1985
Börsch-Supan, Helmut. Watteau 1684-1721: Führer zur Ausstellung im Schloss Charlottenburg. Berlin, 1985: no. 91.
1985
Nochlin, Linda. "Watteau: some questions of interpretation." Art in America 73, no. 1 (January 1985): 80.
1987
Boerlin-Brodbeck, Yvonne. "La Figure assise dans un paysage." in François Moureau and Margaret Morgan Grasselli, eds. Antoine Watteau (1684-1721): The Painter, His Age and His Legend. Colloquy papers from the colloquium held in Paris in 1984. Paris and Geneva, 1987: 163 note 2.
1987
Grasselli, Margaret Morgan. "New Observations on Some Watteau Drawings." In François Moureau and Margaret Morgan Grasselli, eds. Antoine Watteau (1684-1721): The Painter, His Age and His Legend. Colloquy papers from the colloquium held in Paris in 1984. Paris and Geneva, 1987: 96 note 8.
1987
Grasselli, Margaret Morgan. "The Drawings of Antoine Watteau: Stylistic Development and Problems of Chronology." Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard University, 1987: 1:188; 2:272-273, 290 n. 72, 504, no. 193; 3: fig. 329.
1987
Grasselli, Margaret Morgan. "Watteau's Use of the Trois-Crayons Technique." In Walter Strauss and Tracie Felker, eds. Drawings Defined. New York, 1987: 181, 183, fig. 3. 189, 194 note 24.
1989
Ingamells, John. The Wallace Collection. Catalogue of pictures, III, French before 1815. London, 1989: 351.
1994
Grasselli, Margaret Morgan, "News." The Watteau Society Bulletin 3 (1994): 54.
1996
Rosenberg, Pierre and Louis-Antoine Prat. Antoine Watteau 1684-1721. Catalogue raisonné des dessins. Milan: Leonardo Editore, 1996, 2: 792, no. 475.
1999
Wintermute, Alan, "Le Pèlerinage à Watteau, An Introduction to the Drawings of Watteau and His Circle," in exh. cat. Watteau and His World, French Drawings from 1700 to 1750, New York and Ottawa, 1999-2000: 29-31, fig. 21.
2001
Mittler, Gene A. and James D. Howze. Creating and Understanding Drawings. New York, 2001: 219, fig. 11.18.
2010
Stein, Perrin. "French Drawings, Washington," The Burlington Magazine 102 (January 2010): 66, 67, fig. 85.

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