Standing Girl; barefoot, lifting her skirt, Jean-Antoine Watteau
Jean-Antoine Watteau
Standing Girl; barefoot, lifting her skirt
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Jean-Antoine Watteau

Standing Girl; barefoot, lifting her skirt, ca. 1715 – 1717


Blatt
262 x 140 mm
Physical Description
Röte, schwarze und weiße Kreide
Inventory Number
1338
Object Number
1338 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

Drawn in the three-chalk technique (in red, black and white), the young girl looks towards the floor and takes a cautious step. She wears no more than a petticoat and chemise – in other words is almost undressed – and by lifting her skirt perhaps she is meant to look as if she was about to step into water. The artist’s friend Comte de Caylus rented a room in Paris in which he and Watteau made drawings of female nudes. The academy did not offer such liberality, but confined itself to male models.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Standing Girl; barefoot, lifting her skirt
Draughtsman
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Röte, schwarze und weiße Kreide
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet auf dem Montierungsbogen unten rechts: Watteau; verso bezeichnet auf dem Montierungsbogen (mit der Feder in Schwarz): Nr. 67 [...] Watteau
Unten rechts Trockenstempel François Renaud, Paris (Lugt 1042)
Watermark
  • Nicht geprüft
Work Catalogues
  • Rosenberg/Prat 1996.I.500.311
  • Parker/Mathey 1957.II.309.548

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre

Iconclass

Primary
  • 31D13 adolescent, young woman, maiden
  • 31AA231 standing figure - AA - female human figure
  • 41D232 skirt

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Last update

04.08.2020