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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Claude Gillot, French (Langres 1673 - 1722 Paris)
Standing Man Dressed in the Costume of a Turkish Dignitary; verso: Monk in Prayer
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Actor Dressed as Turkish Dignitary
Work Type
18th century
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Black ink and red chalk wash on cream antique laid paper, laid down on off-white antique laid paper, framing lines in black ink; verso: red chalk
21.4 x 14.5 cm (8 7/16 x 5 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: none visible--laid down
  • inscription: across top, black ink: porte l'épee du grand aga
  • inscription: old mount, verso, center, brown ink: 67
  • inscription: old mount, verso, lower center, graphite: 1
  • inscription: old mount, verso, lower left, graphite: From Gillot 1960.165
  • inscription: old mount, verso, lower center, graphite: 4 [crossed out with a backwards "S"]
  • inscription: old mount, verso, lower right, graphite: 7 [underlined]
  • watermark: old mount: partial necklace with cross
Charles E. Slatkin Gallery, New York; Galerie Cailleux, Paris; Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gifts for Special Uses Fund (Henry P. McIlhenny), inv. no. 1960.165
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gifts for Special Uses Fund (Henry P. McIlhenny)
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Dewey F. Mosby, “Claude Gillot’s “Embarkation for the Isle of Cythera” and its Relationship to Watteau", Master Drawings, Master Drawings Association (New York, 1974), vol. 12, no. 1, Spring, pp. 49-56, 102-103, p. 55-n.16

Jennifer Tonkovich, "Claude Gillot and the Theater with a Catalogue of Drawings" (2002), Rutgers University, cat. no. 48, pp. 312, 314, 316-17, 566

Jennifer Tonkovich, "Claude Gillot's Costume Designs for the Paris Opéra: Some New Sources", The Burlington Magazine, The Burlington Magazine Publications, Ltd. (London, 2005), vol. 147, no. 1225, April, pp. 248-52, pp. 248-52

Seth Gopin and Eveline Sint Nicolaas, Jean Baptiste Vanmour: Peintre de la Sublime Porte, 1671-1737, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Valenciennes (Valenciennes, 2010), p. 102

Jeff Moronvalle, “Le Recueil Ferriol (1714) et la mode des turqueries", Editions Garnier Frères (Dix-huitième siècle, 2012), vol. 1, no. 44, pp. 425-46, p. 434

Alvin L. Clark, Jr., "A New Drawing by Greuze at the Fogg", Master Drawings, Master Drawings Association (New York, 2015), vol. 53, no. 4, Winter, pp. 497-502, p. 502

Alvin L. Clark, Jr. and Edouard Kopp, French Drawings from the Age of Claude, Poussin, Watteau, and Fragonard: Highlights from the Collection of the Harvard Art Museums, Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2022), cat. no. 51, repr.; verso repr. p. 153

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