Head of a Boy, late 18th century

  • Jean Baptiste Greuze, French, 1725-1805

Red chalk on laid paper

  • Sheet: 14 5/16 × 11 3/4 inches (36.4 × 29.8 cm)
  • Framed: 25 1/2 × 20 1/2 × 1 inches (64.8 × 52.1 × 2.5 cm)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard F. Walker

74.34

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Chalk
  • Laid paper
  • Portrait
  • Drawing
  • Boy

Provenance

May 13, 1960, sold by (Hôtel Drouot, Paris, France) no. 126. Mr. and Mrs. Bernard F. Walker (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA); 1974-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

"Curatorial and Museum Department Reports: Department of Graphic Arts." Bulletin of the DIA 53, no. 2 (1971): pp. 61 (ill.), 62. French Drawings and Watercolors from Michigan Collections. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, Michigan, 1962, no. 19. Italian, French, English, and Spanish Drawings and Watercolors: Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries. New York, 1992, p. 327, no. A78.

Rights Status

school of Jean Baptiste Greuze, Head of a Boy, late 18th century, red chalk on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard F. Walker, 74.34.