24 January 2001
François Boucher (1703-1770) and studio
A washerwoman at a fountain with a child under a trellis
with inscription 'f. Boucher'
black and white chalk on light brown paper
117/8 x 8¾ in. (300 x 221 mm.)
F. Renaud (L. 1042).
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Alastair Laing kindly confirmed the attribution, pointing out that the background, particularly the trellis, was probably by another hand. A number of other drawings were also completed in this way, often by the engraver.
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