Standing Female Nude, Seen from Behind

Pierre-Paul Prud'hon (French, 1758–1823)


Sheet: 61 x 34.9 cm (24 x 13 3/4 in.) Framed: 99.1 x 71.1 cm (39 x 28 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Charcoal heightened with white chalk on blue paper

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Information on back of frame


Bequeathed by the artist to Charles Boulanger de Boisfremont (b. 1773 - d. 1838; Lugt 353), Paris; by descent to his son; April 9, 1870, Boisfremont fils sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 51. By 1922, Simone Adam Marbeau, Paris [see note 1]. Possibly Mme. Yeatman [see note 2]. November 30, 1949, sold by Wildenstein 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] Lent by Mme. Marbeau to the exhibition "P. P. Prud'hon" (Palais de Beaux-Arts, Paris, May-June, 1922), cat. no. 242 (as "Académie d'homme, vue de dos"). [2] According to Jeffrey H. Munger et al., The Forsyth Wickes Collection in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, 1992), , pp. 134-135, cat. no. 83.

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Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection