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Red and black chalk heightened with white chalk
Support: Beige(1) laid paper
Sheet: 20.1 x 20.4 cm (7 15/16 x 8 1/16 in.)
Gift of Victor Spark, New York 1946.447.a
This drawing is executed in a technique called trois crayons, referring to the three colors of chalk used by the artist. It was especially popular among artists in 18th-century France.
After Pierre Lenfant served as the official battlefield artist to King Louis XV in the War of the Austrian Succession (1740–48), he and his family were awarded a lifetime residence at the royal Gobelins Manufactory on the outskirts of Paris. This delicate study in colored chalks may depict a weaver pulling threads in the textile factory.
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