Three Studies of a Woman and a Study of Her Hand Holding a Fan

about 1717
Antoine Watteau (French, 1684–1721)


Dimensions

Sheet: 34.1 x 24.1cm (13 7/16 x 9 1/2 in.) Framed: 64.8 x 54.3 cm (25 1/2 x 21 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.2610

Medium or Technique

Red, black, and white chalk on tan paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Provenance

By 1778, Peter Adolf Hall (b. 1739 - d. 1793; Lugt 1285), Paris [see note]; November 15-22, 1779, [Hall] sale, Basan, Paris, part of lot 404, sold to Dulac. By the mid-19th century, Andrew James (b. 1792/1794 - d. 1854), London; by inheritance to his daughter, Sarah Ann James, London; June 22, 1891, Miss James sale, Christie, Manson, and Woods, London, lot 328, sold to Bourgeois (dealer). Camille Groult (b. 1832 - d. 1908), Paris; to his son, Jean Groult (b. 1868 - d. 1951); to his son, Pierre Bordeaux-Groult (b. 1916). March 25, 1948, 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)

NOTE: See Marie-Anne Dupuy-Vachey, "Lugt 1285: From Gabriel Huquier to Peter Adolf Hall," Master Drawings 2017, pp. 485-497, 517-518.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection