Lot 62: Thomas Couture French, 1815-1879 Study for a Kneeling Figure Inscribed Thomas-Couture / Etude de robe / BC...
May 22, 2013
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Study for a Kneeling Figure
Inscribed Thomas-Couture / Etude de robe / BC (Leon Bertauts-Couture, grandson of the artist; lr)
Black chalk heightened with white on paper
Sight 14 3/4 x 16 1/4 inches (37.5 x 41 cm)
New York, Shepherd Gallery, Thomas Couture: 1815-79, Drawings, May- Jun. 1971, cat. no. 20
This is a study for the skirt of the central kneeling figure in Couture's Stella Maris in the church of Saint-Eustache, Paris.
Three small oil stains in the background at center, center right and lower right; some minor staining, foxing and creasing
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