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26 / PIERRE-PAUL PRUD’HON (1758–1823) The Fountainhead. Black and white chalk. fifty four x 39. 1 cm. 27 / JOSHUA REYNOLDS (1723–1792) Pencil. forty. five x 28. five cm. 28 / JOHN CONSTABLE (1776–1837) Male Nude. Pencil. fifty two. five x 31. 2 cm. 29 / JEAN-AUGUSTE-DOMINIQUE INGRES (1780–1867) Nudes, examine for The Golden Age. Pencil on white paper light to ivory, defined with a stylus. 39 x 28. 1 cm. 30 / JEAN BAPTISTE CAMILLE COROT (1796–1875) Nude determine status with fingers Crossed Above Her Breasts. Pencil on white paper. forty seven x 24 cm. 31 / EUGÈNE DELACROIX (1798–1863) women Wrestling. Pencil. 22 x 27 cm. 32 / WILLIAM FROST (1810–1877) Black and white chalk. forty six x 34 cm. 33 / ÉDOUARD MANET (1832–1883) Seated Nude lady. Sanguine on ivory paper. 28 x 20 cm. 34 / PAUL CÉZANNE (1839–1906) lifestyles Drawing. sixty one x forty seven cm. 35 / EDGAR DEGAS (1834–1917) status Nude Leaning in the direction of the Left. Black chalk. 35. five x 26. five cm. 36 / AUGUSTE RODIN (1840–1917) Aphrodite and Adonis. Pen and watercolor. 21 x 29 cm. 37 / PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR (1841–1919) 3 Bathers via the Water. Sanguine and chalk. 108 x 162 cm. 38 / ARISTIDE MAILLOL (1861–1944) lady Nudes (sometimes known as the 2 Wrestlers). Black and white chalk on grey paper. 122 x ninety five cm. 39 / PAUL GAUGUIN (1848–1903) Breton Bather. Black crayon and pastel, squared for growth. fifty seven. 2 x 34. five cm. forty / HENRI MATISSE (1869–1954) Charcoal. sixty one x forty. five cm. forty-one / JOHN SLOAN (1871–1951) version Asleep. tender pencil on paper. 17. 2 x 24. 2 cm. forty two / ANDRÉ DERAIN (1880–1954) Seated Nude. purple crayon on buff paper. sixty one. eight x forty six. 1 cm. forty three / AMEDEO MODIGLIANI (1884–1920) Caryatid. Watercolor over pen and ink, pastel crayons on paper tinted mauve. 28. 6 x 24. 2 cm. forty four / JULES PASCIN (1885–1930) Pen and charcoal. forty x 30. five cm.