Seated Woman with a Cat

Seated Woman with a Cat

c. 1776

Brush and gray and black wash

Support: Brown-yellow laid paper, laid down on beige laid paper, mounted to a tertiary support of beige board faced with blue paper

Sheet: 18.6 x 15.8 cm (7 5/16 x 6 1/4 in.); Tertiary Support: 27.5 x 23.5 cm (10 13/16 x 9 1/4 in.)

Bequest of Muriel Butkin 2008.396

Description

Moreau le jeune was an important draftsman, printmaker, and book illustrator who was championed by the celebrated French writers of the 19th century Edmond (1822-1896) and Jules (1830-1870) de Goncourt, who also owned this drawing (the collector's stamp bearing their name can be seen in the lower left corner of the sheet). The drawing may represent a relative of the 18th-century French poet Louis Gresset (1709-1777). A portrait drawing by Moreau le jeune of Gresset-now at the Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame-has many similarities to this one.

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