JEAN-BAPTISTE GREUZE

Tournus 1725-1805 Paris

Tête d’enfant portant un bonnet, regardant à gauche

Inscribed, lower left, with the folder and inventory number of the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts, Saint Petersburg, 2 _ No 48., and stamped, lower left, with the mark of the Imperial Academy (Lugt 2699a); inscribed on the back of the mount, Tête d’enfant pour l’Accordée de Village; also, inscribed on a label on the old mount, in Russian, Грёзь Жань-Батист / 1725-1805


Red chalk

11 ⅝ x 9 ½ inches

296 x 240 mm

Provenance

Ian Ivanovich Betskoy (1704-1795), Saint Petersburg and Paris, acquired directly from the artist and given in 1769 to the

Imperial Academy of Fine Arts, Saint Petersburg (Lugt 2699a), subsequently transferred in 1924 to the

State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, in 1924

State Hermitage Museum sale: Leipzig, C. G. Boerner, 4 May 1932, lot 51 (as “Kopf eines kleinen Mädchens in einem Häubchen, nach links blinckend. 295 x 240 mm. Rötel.”; bt. Kaiser)

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