Albrecht Altdorfer (ca. 1480–1538) Two Lovers by a Fountain in a Landscape Pen and black and white ink, on brown prepared paper; framing lines in black ink Signed with monogram on lining, in red chalk, AB 98, and inscribed in graphite, G. f.B. 6 5/8 x 4 5/8 inches (167 x 119 mm) Thaw Collection, The Morgan Library & Museum; 2006.51
Study of a Headless Draped Figure with Arms Crossed Verso: Figure of a Man in a Voluminous robe, Seen from Behind Attributed to Abraham Bloemaert (Netherlandish, Gorinchem 1566–1651 Utrecht) Date: late 16th–mid-17th century Medium: Red chalk heightened with white, framing line in pen and brown ink; verso: red and white chalk Dimensions: 11 1/16 x 6 7/8 in.
Jean Louis Forain Danseuse vue de dos/Ballet Dancer Seen from the Back, 1895 Black, red and white chalk on light brown paper 48.1 x 32.9 cm Degas once said of Forain, ‘he paints with his hands in my pockets.’ The two artists were actually extraordinarily close friends and often worked together in Parisian theatres and cafes.