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Past Exhibition

Studies of a Seated Man with Drawing Portfolio and Standing Man

sketches of a seated man with a drawing portfolio and a standing man

Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684–1721)
Studies of a Seated Man with Drawing Portfolio and Standing Man, ca. 1710
Red chalk, within brown ink framing lines
4 7/8 x 3 5/8 in. (12.4 x 9.2 cm)
Private collection

Neither man here is recognizably a soldier — in fact, the seated man is an artist. But Watteau used the standing figure, adding a tricorne hat, in his Bivouac (ca. 1710), now in Moscow at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts.