Pen and black ink, brush and brown, gray and red wash, red chalk, on cream laid paper, laid down on tan laid paper
Signed lower left: "Fragonard Romae 1759"
216 × 396 mm
Gift of the Print and Drawing Club
Extended information about this artwork
Roger Portalis, Honoré Fragonard: Sa Vie et Son Oeuvre, vol. II (Paris, 1889), p. 296.
Dorothy Stanton, “A Drawing by Fragonard,” Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago, 30: 6 (November 1936), p. 77-70 (ill.).
Louis Réau, Fragonard: Sa Vie et Son Oeuvre (Brussels, 1956), p. 221.
Alexandre Ananoff, L’Oeuvre Dessiné de Jean-Honoré Fragonard, vol. II (Paris, 1963), no. 825 (ill.).
Harold Joachim, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the 18th Century (Chicago, 1977), pp. 27-28, no. 1E4.
Pierre Rosenberg, From Drawing To Painting: Poussin, Watteau, Fragonard, David, And Ingres (Princeton, 2000), pp. 110-11, fig. 135 (ill.).
Victor Carlson, “Fragonard and Robert in Rome: Some Pen and Ink Drawings,” Master Drawings (2001), fig. 11, pp. 295-296 (ill.).
“Fragonard: Poesie und Leidenschaft, Exhibition Catalog,” Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2013, p. 234, abb. 7 (ill.).
Cambridge, Mass., Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, “Drawings by Fragonard in North American Collections,” February 15-April 1, 1979, p. 32, cat. 3 (ill.), cat. by Eunice WIlliams; traveled to Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, November 16, 1978-January 21, 1979; and New York, Frick Collection, April 20-June 3, 1979.
Richmond, Vt., Museum of Fine Art, “Three Masters of Landscape: Fragonard, Robert, and Boucher,” November 10-December 27, 1981, cat. 1.
Paris, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, “Fragonard,” September 24, 1987-January 4, 1988, pp. 84-85, cat. 19 (ill.), cat. by Pierre Rosenberg; traveled to New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, February 2-May 8, 1988.
Rome, Villa Medici, “Hubert Robert et Fragonard à Rome,” December 6, 1990-February 24, 1991, cat. 27.
Ottowa, National Gallery of Canada, “Drawn to Art: French Artists and Art Lovers in 18th Century Rome”, October 21, 2011-January 6, 2012, pp.100-101, cat 35b, cat. by Sonia Couturier, et. al.
H. Dreux; sold, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, February 3-4, 1870, lot 38, to Mayor for 160 francs [according to Ananoff 1963 and Paris 1988]. Princess Mathilde, Paris [according to London 1935]. M. Louis Ganderax, Paris [according to London 1935]. Sold, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, Anonymous Sale, June 12, 1917, lot 6. Viscount Jacques de La (…); sold, Salle Sainte-Gudule, Brussels, July 3-4, 1919, lot 180. Adrien Fauchier Magnan, Paris; sold, Sotheby’s, London, December 4, 1935, lot 14, to Thomas Agnew and Sons, London; sold to the Art Institute, 1936.
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