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Drawing, Monkey Playing a Violin

This is a Drawing. It was style of Antoine Watteau. It is dated ca. 1710–1720 and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is red chalk on cream laid paper; verso: pen and brown ink with gray wash.. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Eleanor Garnier Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Eleanor Garnier Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

21.3 x 14.4 cm (8 3/8 x 5 11/16 in. )

It is inscribed

Verso: in graphite, illeg. inscription containing the word acanthus.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Monkey Playing a Violin; Style of Antoine Watteau (French, 1684 – 1721); red chalk on cream laid paper; verso: pen and brown ink with gray wash.; 21.3 x 14.4 cm (8 3/8 x 5 11/16 in. ); Gift of Eleanor Garnier Hewitt; 1931-65-145

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