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    Sale 1961

    Old Master And 19th Century Drawings

    24 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 120

    Théodore Chassériau (Sainte-Barbe-de-Samana, San Domingo 1819-1856 Paris)

    Two women, one sitting and holding a child, the other standing under a tree

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    Théodore Chassériau (Sainte-Barbe-de-Samana, San Domingo 1819-1856 Paris)
    Two women, one sitting and holding a child, the other standing under a tree
    signed and dated 'th. Chassériau 1839'
    pencil, heightened with white on brown paper
    9 5/8 x 7 1/8 in. (245 x 182 mm.)


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    Part of a series of drawings executed in 1839-40 in pencil heightened with white on brown paper showing women and children in a landscape (Sandoz, 1974, op. cit., p. 11 and Prat, 1988, op. cit., nos. 35-6, 38-9). It seems that these drawings were made as independent works and not as preparatory studies for paintings.

    Provenance

    London, private collection.


    Literature

    M. Sandoz, Théodore Chassériau, Catalogue raisonné des peintures et estampes, Paris, 1974, pp. 11 and 20, fig. 2.
    M. Sandoz, Portraits et visages dessinés par Théodore Chassériau, Paris, 1986, no. 140.
    L.-A. Prat, Théodore Chassériau 1819-1856, dessins conservés en dehors du Louvre, Paris, 1988, p. 15, no. 35.