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Jean-Antoine Watteau (Valenciennes 1684-1721 Nogent-sur-Marne)
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Jean-Antoine Watteau (Valenciennes 1684-1721 Nogent-sur-Marne)

Head of a child in a feathered hat, looking to the right

Details
Jean-Antoine Watteau (Valenciennes 1684-1721 Nogent-sur-Marne)
Head of a child in a feathered hat, looking to the right
red, black and white chalk, on grey paper
5 x 4 1/8 in. (12.9 x 10.5 cm.)
Provenance
John, Lord Northwick, and by descent; Sotheby's, London, 5-6 July 1921, lot 48, ill. (£205 to Agnew).
Henry George Charles Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood, and by descent to the present owner.
Literature
K.T. Parker and J. Mathey, Antoine Watteau, Paris, 1957, no. 697.
P. Rosenberg and L.-A. Prat, Antoine Watteau, 1684-1721, Catalogue raisonné des dessins, Milan, 1996, II, no. 449.

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Lot Essay

Pierre Rosenberg and Louis-Antoine Prat have dated this study to circa 1716 (P. Rosenberg and L.-A. Prat, op. cit., no. 449). They noted that the same child, with the same dress and hat but with slightly less round in the face, appears on the right of a sheet of figure studies by Watteau, now in the Louvre, Paris (Inv. 33366; op. cit., no. 229).
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