The Artist's Daughter Asleep (facing left)

Sleeping Child

about 1770
Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814)


Framed: 34.9 x 40 x 5.1 cm (13 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 2 in.) Sheet: 10.2 x 15.1 cm (4 x 5 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pen and black ink with brush and gray wash over charcoal

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



(said to be his daughter Catherine-François who later married Carl Vernet).


Jules and Edmond de Goncourt, Paris by 1858; Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 15-17 February 1897, lot 192; purchased by Colnaghi for John P. Heseltine, London; Walter Burns, London; Mortimer Schiff, New York; Christie's, London, 24 June 1938, lot 46; Wildenstein & Co., New York; Forsyth Wickes (1876-1964, New York, Paris, Rhode Island) purchased 3 January 1948 ; acquired by bequest 1965

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection