Head of an Old Man by Jean-Antoine Watteau

A newly discovered drawing of an old man with his head raised, from the same model as the de Roqueplan-Landelle picture given to the Louvre in 1921, and which seems to confirm that the Louvre painting is by Watteau.

Details

Medium:
Black & red chalks, with white, on buff paper
Dimensions:
29 x 21 cm
Art Fund grant:
£200 ( Total: £350)
Acquired in:
1955
Vendor:
Leo Franklun

Provenance

Crusius collection.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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