Feb 22, 2019

Portrait of a Seated Woman

Portrait of a Seated Woman

18th-19th century

circle of François-André Vincent

(French, 1746–1816)

Black chalk heightened with white chalk on brown paper

Sheet: 45.5 x 30.2 cm (17 15/16 x 11 7/8 in.)

Bequest of Muriel Butkin 2018.46



This drawing, presumably a study for a painted portrait, depicts a seated woman, dressed in a long gown and fashionable hat. Her casual pose, with one hand placed nonchalantly on her knee, her right elbow resting on the back of a chair, and a gaze unfocused on something outside the scene, gives the image an intimate informality.

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