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  • Title: Female Nude
  • Creator: Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (French, 1824-1898)
  • Date Created: 1891
  • Physical Dimensions: Sheet: 37.3 x 21.6 cm (14 11/16 x 8 1/2 in.); Secondary Support: 45.9 x 27.2 cm (18 1/16 x 10 11/16 in.)
  • Provenance: estate of the artist, Paris (Lugt 2104, upper right, in black ink). [Durand-Ruel & Sons, Paris and New York] (according to label of verso of secondary support and Quinn sale cat.); John Quinn (not stamped, not in Lugt); [his sale, New York, American Art Association, Inc., 9-11 Feb. 1927, lot 404] (photocopy of cat. in departmental file); A.B. Davies (according to inscription on verso of secondary support)
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1986.130
  • Medium: black chalk
  • Inscriptions: lower right, in graphite: [C ?] ; VERSO OF SECONDARY SUPPORT, lower left, in graphite: Quinn sale Feb 10(?) 1927 / Drwg from portfolio 404 bought by AB Davies [parentheses part of inscription] ; lower right, in graphite: 404/2[5?] ; ON SEPARATELY APPLIED PIECE OF PAPER, verso of secondary support, upper center, printed in brown ink on green paper: DURAND-RUEL / PARIS, 18 Rue Laffitte / NEW-YORK, 389, Fifth avenue / P. de Chavannes [inscribed in brown ink] No 6500 [6500 inscribed in brown ink] / Etude. [inscribed in brown ink] ; ON SEPARATELY APPLIED PIECE OF PAPER, verso of secondary support, upper right, in brown ink on pink paper: Chavannes No [No printed in black ink] 2432 [partially masked] / Etude
  • Department: Drawings
  • Culture: France, 19th century
  • Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. E. A. Guerber in memory of Louise G. Burroughs
  • Collection: DR - French
  • Accession Number: 1986.130

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