Identification and Creation
Object Number
1999.20
People
François-Louis-Joseph Watteau (called Watteau de Lille), French (Valenciennes 1758 - 1823 Lille)
Title
Blindman's Buff
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1790
Culture
French
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black and red chalk, traces of graphite, on two joined sheets of off-white antique laid paper
Dimensions
35.2 x 45.1 cm (13 7/8 x 17 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: Inscribed on the old mount, lower right, graphite: Watteau. Inscribed on verso of old mount, top, black chalk: Cabinet de M. Boudin-Gavet.
Provenance
M. Boudin-Gavet.
W. M. Brady & Co., Inc., New York.
Jeffrey E. Horvitz.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Jeffrey E. Horvitz
Accession Year
1999
Object Number
1999.20
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Master Drawings 1760-1890, auct. cat., W. M. Brady & Co., Inc. (New York, NY, Spring 1994), no. 5, repr.

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth and Elizabeth M. Rudy, ed., Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, 2017), pp. 155, 160, 284, repr. p. 152 as fig. 1

Exhibition History

Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/21/2017 - 05/07/2017

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