31 January 2013
Antoine Coypel (Paris 1661-1722)
Studies of a woman kneeling at the feet of a soldier
black, white and red chalk on blue paper (i); black, white and red chalk on buff paper (ii)
i) 9¼ x 9 3/8 in. (23.5 x 23.7 cm.); ii) 8½ x 9 3/8 in. (21.7 x 23.6 cm.)
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N. Garnier, Antoine Coypel, Paris, 1989, nos. 567 and 567bis, figs. 489 and 490 (as location unknown).
Possibly studies for The family of Darius before Alexander, a painting commissioned from Coypel in 1692 by the Duke of Richelieu but never finished (N. Garnier, op. cit., 1989, no. 48).
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