Studies of a Woman Spurning a Man’s Advances and a Woman Leaning Back

Jean-Antoine Watteau

(1684, Valenciennes - Novent-sur-Marne, 1721)
Black chalk, graphite and red chalk, heightened with touches of white chalk, and traces of grey wash, on buff paper 16 x 14.3 cm (6.3 x 5.6 in.)
Provenance
Contat-Desfontaines collection, Paris; Raoul Dastrac, Paris, by 1957; Mme. Roland Lacroix, née Hélène Ryaux; Private collection, France; Anonymous sale (‘Six Drawings by Antoine Watteau from a French Private Collection’), London, Christie’s, 6 July 1999, lot 165; Katrin Bellinger, Munich and London; Acquired in 2007 by a Private collection, New York
Literature
Pierre Rosenberg and Louis-Antoine Prat, Antoine Watteau: Catalogue raisonné des dessins, Milan, 1996, Vol. II, no. 546, pp. 924-925
K. T. Parker and Jacques Mathey, Antoine Watteau: Catalogue complet de son oeuvre dessiné, Paris, 1957, Vol. II, no. 553, fig. 553, p. 310
Christie's, Old Master Drawings, Six Drawings by Antoine Watteau from a French Private Collection (Lots 165-170). Watteau and his Collectors, London, 6 July 1999, p. 159
Gérard Bauer, Dessins français du dix-huitième siècle: La figure humaine, Paris, 1959, pl. 14
Katherine Baetjer, ed., Entry by Perrin Stein, Watteau, Music, and Theater, exhibition catalogue, New York, 2009, no. 27, pp. 76-77
Marianne Roland Michel, Watteau: An Artist of the Eighteenth Century, London, 1984, p. 136, ill. in colour p. 143, pl. XXIX

Exhibited
Paris, Galerie Cailleux, 'Le dessin français de Watteau à Prudhon', 1951, no. 163; Paris, Galerie Cailleux, 'Watteau et sa génération', 1968, no. 58; New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 'Watteau, Music, and Theater', 2009, no. 27

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