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ID: 700002031Record Type: Movable Work
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Seated Woman with a Fan (drawing (visual work); Jean-Antoine Watteau (French, 1684 - 1721) (French Artist); about 1717; J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles, Los A...; 82.GB.164)
Note: Using a delicate pattern of red chalk lines to illustrate the play of light on the folds of the woman's silk dress, Jean-Antoine Watteau portrayed an elegant young woman in an unself-conscious pose. Black chalk strokes accentuate elements of emphasis: the closed fan in her hands, the outline of the edges of her dress, and the deep shadow behind her. White lines add areas of highlights. Watteau particularly favored the effects of combining three colors of chalk, red, black and white, a technique known as trois crayons. Watteau probably sketched the figure as a life study, not in preparation for a particular painting. Later, when he required a particular gesture or movement for one of his paintings, he would have referred back to this drawing. The breathtaking simplicity and elegance of this sketch display his virtuosity and inventiveness; others said that even Watteau preferred his drawings to his paintings.
Titles:
Seated Woman with a Fan (preferred,C,U,RP,English-P,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
drawing (visual work) [300033973] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Visual Works (hierarchy name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>)

Classifications:
drawings (preferred)

Creation Date: about 1717

Creator Display:
Jean-Antoine Watteau (French, 1684 - 1721) (French Artist) [preferred,JPGM]
Watteau, Jean-Antoine (French painter and draftsman, 1684-1721) [500032644]
Locations:
Current: J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles, Los Angeles county, California, United States) [500329598] J. Paul Getty Museum, J. Paul Getty Trust, Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: 82.GB.164
Other: Former: France [1000070] Europe (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: Red, black, and white chalk on light brown paper
red chalk [300080064]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, chalk)
black chalk [300080058]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, chalk)
chalk [300011727]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material)
paper (fiber product) [300014109]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by form>, <materials by physical form>, <fiber and fiber products>, fiber products)

Dimensions: 19.2 x 21.4 cm (7 9/16 x 8 7/16 in.)
Cultures:
French (preferred)

Style/Period/Group/Movement:
Baroque [300021147] (preferred,style)
.....(Styles and Periods Facet, Styles and Periods (hierarchy name), <styles| periods| and cultures by region>, European, <Renaissance-Baroque styles and periods>)

General Subject:
human figures (preferred )
genre

Specific Subjects:
woman (female human) [300025943]
.....(Agents Facet, People (hierarchy name), people (agents), <people by gender>) (AAT)
sitting [300263970]
.....(Activities Facet, Physical and Mental Activities (hierarchy name), physical activities, <physical activities by specific context>, <personal and passive activities>) (AAT)
fan (costume accessory) [300258857]
.....(Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name), Costume (hierarchy name), costume (mode of fashion), costume accessories, costume accessories carried) (AAT)

Provenance: Camille Groult Pierre Bordeaux-Groult Wildenstein & Co., Inc. (New York)
Inscriptions: (Verso) on mount, inscribed "Collection Lord Charles Townsend" in black chalk.
Related Works:
original work is .... Seated Woman with a Fan [700008809]
..........(counterproof; Jean-Antoine Watteau (French, 1684 - 1721), after his original drawing; about 1717)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Works
Sources and Contributors:
Seated Woman with a Fan........ [JPGM,VP]
........ J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
Subject: ....... [JPGM,VP]
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
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