Two Pilgrims and a Standing Woman in Profile, Jean-Antoine Watteau
Jean-Antoine Watteau
Two Pilgrims and a Standing Woman in Profile
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Jean-Antoine Watteau: Studienblatt mit einer Dame, drei Pilgern und Amor, ca. 1709-1712 (?), Rötel auf Papier, 159 x 211 mm. Inv. Nr. C 734, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Kupferstichkabinett, Dresden

Jean-Antoine Watteau

Two Pilgrims and a Standing Woman in Profile, ca. 1709 – 1712


Blatt
165 x 200 mm
Physical Description
Rötelzeichnung
Inventory Number
1047
Object Number
1047 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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Watteau often drew from models that moved around the studio as casually as possible. The central one of the three figures in this drawing was included in the painting "The Embarkation for Cythera". The men are drawn as pilgrims with a shoulder throw and a travel stick, who want to set off with their companions to the island of Venus, the goddess of love. The sensitive interaction between the lovers corresponds to the masterly way of drawing, in which the red chalk with the finest touches and powerful accents, with dense and open shadow zones, lets the figures be suggestively created from within rather than describe them.

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Title
Two Pilgrims and a Standing Woman in Profile
Draughtsman
Verso
Plants
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Rötelzeichnung
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Captions Added Later
Verso bezeichnet unten mittig (mit Bleistift): Antoine Watteau
Verso unten mittig Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
  • Nicht geprüft
Work Catalogues
  • Rosenberg/Prat 1996.I.220.138
  • Parker/Mathey 1957.I.7.23

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

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Genre

Iconclass

Primary
  • 11Q621 pilgrim(s)
  • 41D263 walking-stick, staff
  • 31AA231 standing figure - AA - female human figure

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04.08.2020