Pen and black ink with brown and gray washes and traces of white gouache (brim of standing man’s hat)
Overall: 14 x 9.9 cm (5 1/2 x 3 7/8 in.); Sheet: 7.9 x 4.9 cm (3 1/8 x 1 15/16 in.)
Bequest of Muriel Butkin 2017.216
An accomplished draftsman in eighteenth-century France, Moreau the Younger produced numerous designs for book illustrations of which this may be an example. In this scene a woman directs the hand of a man as he writes. Raising her left hand, she gestures to the solider to remain at a distance while the small dog reacts to this peculiar encounter.
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