Jean Antoine Watteau (Valenciennes 1684-1721 Nogent-sur-Marne)
A seated lady holding a fan red and black chalk on paper, a counterproof 25 x 18cm (9 13/16 x 7 1/16in).
PROVENANCE: Sir Horace Walpole, Strawberry Hill The Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne Miss Joy Marine Betty Lyon (1902-1956), Keltie Castle, Dunning, Perthshire, and Goring Hall, West Sussex Elizabeth Carnegy-Arbuthnot (d. 1986), Hampton Court Lodge Laura Nepean-Gubbins (d.1995), London, and thence by descent to the present owner
LITERATURE: K.T. Parker and J. Mathey, Antoine Watteau 1684-1721, Oeuvre Dessiné (Paris, 1957), vol. II, no. 549, p. 309 (as in the Collection of Miss Lyon) P. Rosenberg and Louis-Antoine Prat, Antonine Watteau 1684-1721, Catalogue raisonné des dessins (Milan, 1996), vol. II, no. 469, p.782 (as unseen)