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The young Virgin learning to read; woman in drapery seated at left with an open book in her lap, the young Virgin leaning against her reading, a man sitting at right watching from a desk, drapes at a window with tree behind
Black chalk, grey wash, squared for transfer
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Height: 229 millimetres
Width: 204 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The traditional attribution to Lebrun was accepted by Hidenori Kurita and dated to the 1660s on the stylistic grounds. The elongated figures are, however, atypical of Lebrun's work and it is perhaps more likely by a contemporary such as Antoine Dieu.
Lit.: H. Kurita and M. Koshikawa, in exhib. cat., Nagoya, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art and Tokyo, National Museum of Western Art, 'French drawings from the British Museum: from Fontainebleau to Versailles', 2002, no. 50
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2002 April-June, Nagoya, Aichi Prefectural Mus of Art, 'French Drawings from the British Museum'
2002 July-Sep, Tokyo, NM of Western Art, 'French Drawings from the British Museum'
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