9 July 2001
Attributed to Jean-Baptiste-Marie Pierre (1714-1789)
A nude, seen from behind, holding a pole
red chalk, watermark grapes and countermark H fleur de lys C
546 x 325 mm.
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A drawing by Charles Natoire which appears to show the same model holding an identical pose is in the Musée Atger, Montpellier, C. and P. Nicq, Petits et Grands Maîtres du Musée Atger, Montpellier, 1996, no.2.
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