Two Putti, 18th century

  • French
  • François Boucher, French, 1703-1770

Black chalk with stumping, with red and white chalk, on tan laid paper

  • Framed: Image and sheet: 11 1/8 × 14 3/4 inches (28.3 × 37.5 cm) Mount: 12 3/8 × 16 1/8 inches (31.4 × 41 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Laura H. Murphy Fund

34.120

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Putti
  • Stumping
  • Chalk
  • Laid paper
  • Drawing
  • Cherubs

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Stamp, in brown ink, lower right: R [circled]

Inscribed, on mount, in pencil, lower left, vertically: copy Picasso [mat?]

Provenance

unidentified collector. August 1934, Anthony White. 1934, R. Langton Douglas (London, England); 1934-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

"Artists' Handwriting Makes Good Reading at the Detroit Institute." Art Digest 24, 17 (June 1, 1950): p. 9 (ill.). Italian, French, English, and Spanish Drawings and Watercolors: Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries. New York, 1992, p. 325, no. A75. "Rearrangements of the Museum's Collections." Bulletin of the DIA 14, 4 (November 1934): 28-30, p. 29 (ill.). Sterne, M. The Passionate Eye: The Life of William R. Valentiner. Detroit, 1980, p. 219.

Rights Status

French; after François Boucher, Two Putti, 18th century, black chalk with stumping, with red and white chalk, on tan laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Laura H. Murphy Fund, 34.120.