Entered December 2022
Paris, sale, Hôtel des ventes mobilières, May 8-10, 1845, lot 9: “WATTEAU. Un bon Tableau en hauteur, composition de deux Figures; gravé sous le titre: L’Indifférente [sic].”
One might have presumed that this painting was one of the many copies after L’Indifférent were it not for the explicit description that specifies there were two figures in the picture. What could the other figure have been? Perhaps the woman from the pendant, La Finette, or perhaps it was a straggler from another Watteau composition. In any event, it was a pastiche and not a straightforward copy. It does not correspond to any of the many other copies after L’Indifférent. Also, it should be noted that despite the additional figure, the 1845 picture was still vertical in format.