Portrait of Antoine Petit

Antoine Petit.,/Docteur Régent. . .ancien Professeur de la Faculte de Medicin de Paris



Overall: 20 x 13.5cm (7 7/8 x 5 5/16in.) Framed: 33.3 x 26 cm (13 1/8 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black chalk

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Title inscribed on tablet below picture, and further down: C.N. Cochin f. delon, 1786
Additional information and labels on back of frame


March 6, 1899, anonymous sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, lot 18, sold for 1480 fr. to Lovel. By 1907, David David-Weill (b. 1871 - d. 1952), Paris and Neuilly-sur-Seine, France [see note 1]; 1937, sold by David-Weill to Wildenstein and Co., Paris and New York [see note 2]. December 19, 1944, sold by Jacques Helft and Co., New York, to Forsyth Wickes (b. 1876 - d. 1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

[1] Charles Morice, "Collection David Weill," L'art et les artistes 5 (1907), p. 230, ill. [2] See "Sale of the David-Weill Collection," Art News February 27, 1937, pp. 12, 20. The drawing was included in the exhibition "French XVIII Century Pastels, Water Colors, and Drawings from the David-Weill Collection" (Wildenstein and Co., New York, November-December, 1938), no. 60.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection