Preparatory Studies

Description (Brief)
On the unsigned sheet Gerome Ferris sketched a woman from a work by French artist Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) in pencil and noted: “A. Watteau Cap etc. about 1725.” However, it is not known what use Ferris might have made of the information, nor the ax handle and the claw hammer also on the sheet.
Currently not on view
Object Name
original artist
Ferris, Jean Leon Gerome
Physical Description
paper (sheet material)
graphite (image material)
sheet: 12 cm x 19.5 cm; 4 3/4 in x 7 11/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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