THOMAS COUTURE

Senlis 1815-1879 Villiers-le-Bel, Oise

Le Pierrot politique

Signed, left center, T. C.

Black chalk heightened with white

16 ¾ x 21 ⅝ inches

425 x 549 mm

Provenance

Graham Gallery, New York, 1975, from whom acquired by

Shepherd Gallery, New York

Frederick Cummings, Detroit, Michigan, 1976, from whom acquired in 1984 by

David Daniels, New York (his sale:  New York, Sotheby’s, October 29, 2002, lot

39, illustrated), where acquired on behalf of the Chrysler Museum of Art


Exhibitions

New York, Shepherd Gallery, The Non-Dissenters, 1 November – 1 December  1976, cat. no. 45, illustrated

Chicago, The University of Chicago, The David and Alfred Smart Gallery, Alumni Who Collect, I: Drawings from the 16th Century to the Present, cat. no. 47


Literature

T. Couture and Bertauts-Couture, Thomas Couture, Paris, 1932, p. 40

E. M. Zafran and M Amaya, Veronese to Franz Kline:  Masterworks from the Chrysler Museum at Norfolk, exhibition catalogue, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, 1978, p. 24

A. Boime, Thomas Couture and the Eclectic Vision, New Haven, 1980, pp. 311-12, fig. IX.20

Drawn circa 1857


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