Study for En Tête Vignette in Tacitus "Tibère, ou Les Six Premiers Livres des Annales", Book VI
France (Artist's nationality:)
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Graphite, on gray laid paper, incised for transfer and perimeter mounted on ivory laid paper
4.3 × 6.2 cm (1 3/4 × 2 1/2 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Louis H. Silver
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Henry Cohen, Guide de l’amateur de livres à gravures du XVIIIe siècle (Paris, 1912), p. 972.
Seymour de Ricci, The Roederer Library of French Books: Prints and Drawings of the Eighteenth Century (Philadelphia, 1923), n.p.
Bibliothèque Nationale, Inventaire du Fonds Français (Paris, 1968), 10:614, nos. 1593-98.
Harold Joachim, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Eighteenth Century (Chicago, 1977), pp. 95-100.
Kimerly Rorschach, Eighteenth-Century French Book Illustration (Philadelphia, 1985), p. 28.
Marquis de Fourquevaulx (not in Lugt), Paris. Emmanuel Bocher (b. 1835?), Paris [Lugt 267ter]. Louis Olry-Roederer (d. 1932, not in Lugt), Rheims. Purchased by The Rosenbach Company, Philadelphia, 1922 [Joachim 1977, pp. 95-100]. Mr. and Mrs. Louis H. Silver, Wilmette, Ill.; given to the Art Institute, 1959.
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