Untitled (lady with cat, recto; lady at piano, verso)
31.4 cm x 20.3 cm (12 3/8 in. x 8 in.)
Edouard de Beaumont
(Lannion, 1821 - 1888, Paris)
Medium and Support:
Graphite on wove paper
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of Alvin and Ethel Romansky, 1977
The untitled drawing of a girl delicately playing with a cat is probably a sketch for a lithograph, athough it is surprising that the artist scraped and reworked his lines so many times for an image that would have to be redrawn on the stone. On the verso of the drawing is a simpler sketch of a similar female seated in profile and playing the piano.