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Studies of Legs, a Drapery and the Head of a Putto (recto); Studies of Arms and a Head (verso)
The figure studies at the Snite were made for an Assumption of the Virgin in the parish church of Mormoirson, seventeen miles northeast of Avignon...Mignard’s figure and drapery studies are a good example of their type. The limbs are firm and muscular yet retain their grace. The contours are first described in black chalk, then repeated in heavy red chalk. The modeling is articulated with delicate crosshatching, made on the diagonal to follow the contours and then softly blended. The foreshortening of the legs on the recto is well observed and accomplished.
from Snay, The Epic and the Intimate: French Drawings from the John D. Reilly Collection (Notre Dame, 2011)