Artist French
  • Woman Reading a Letter
Date between 1775 and 1780
Medium red chalk on cream laid paper
Dimensions Image and sheet: 6 5/16 × 4 7/8 inches (16 × 12.4 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1SDR134
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Watermark: [grape cluster]
W. H. Fanning.
1887, James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1909, Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA) (as by Jean-Baptiste Greuze [q.v.]);
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Heil, Walter. "Some French Drawings of the Nineteenth Century." Bulletin of the DIA 12, 4 (January 1931): pp. 37-41, p. 37.

Italian, French, English, and Spanish Drawings and Watercolors: Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries. New York, 1992, p. 334, no. A87.