(b. 1684, Valenciennes, d. 1721, Nogent-sur-Marne)
Sitting Couplec. 1716
Red, black and white chalk on brownish paper, 241 x 349 mm
Armand Hammer Collection, Los Angeles
Watteau was a master of the technique called 'aux trois crayons' ('with three chalks'), which means a drawing in black, red and white chalks, often carried out on tinted paper. The technique was applied in the early part of the 18th century.