Three Views Of A Military Drummer
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
Jean-Antoine Watteau, French (Valenciennes 1684 - 1721 Nogent-sur-Marne)
Three Views of a Military Drummer
Work Type
18th century
Physical Descriptions
Red chalk on cream antique laid paper, framing lines in black ink, laid down on off-white card
15.5 x 19.6 cm (6 1/8 x 7 11/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of John S. Newberry
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
Publication History

Agnes Mongan, Great Drawings of All Time, ed. Ira Moskowitz, Shorewood Publishers Inc. (New York, 1962), cat. no. 681, n.p., repr.

Konrad Oberhuber, European Master Drawings of Six Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., National Museum of Western Art (Tokyo, 1979), cat. no. 74, n.p., pl. 74, repr.

Debora Mayer, "Technical Examination of Red Chalk" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 1982), Unpublished, pp. 1-33 passim

Pierre Rosenberg and Louis-Antoine Prat, Antoine Watteau 1684-1721: Catalogue raisonné des dessins, Leonardo Arte (Milan, 1996), vol. 1, no. 210, repr.; under no. 20, fig. 20b

Suzanne Boorsch and John Marciari, Master Drawings from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat., Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, CT, 2006), under cat. no. 62, fig. 62A

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, "Drawing Time", October, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA, 2015), no. 151, Winter, pp. 3-42, pp. 13-14, 34-35, repr.

Exhibition History

European Master Drawings of Six Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 11/03/1979 - 12/16/1979

HAA 271x The Origins of Modernity: The "New" 18th Century Rotation #2: Large Niche (S426A) Spring 2011, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 03/11/2011 - 06/18/2011

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

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Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted