The Artist's Daughter Asleep (facing right)

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: 10.3 x 13.5 cm (4 1/16 x 5 5/16 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



(the artist’s daughter Catherine François, later wife of 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