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


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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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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.

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07.06.2024