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Brush and brown ink, and brown wash, heightened with traces of white gouache, over graphite, on tan laid paper, laid down on cream laid card
Signed lower right, in brown (?) ink: "h. frago Dresden 1774"
34.5 × 24.6 cm (13 5/8 × 9 11/16 in.)
Purchased with funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hamman in honor of Suzanne Folds McCullaugh
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Alan Shestack, “Jean-Honoré Fragonard,” French Drawings: Acquisitions 1970-1984 (New Haven, 1984), p. 46.
Dore Ashton, Fragonard in the Universe of Painting (1988), p. 52 (ill.).
Rubens in Oxford, An Exhibition of Drawings from Christ Church and the Ashmolean Museum (London, 1988), cat. 23 (ill.).
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Great Drawings from The Art Institute of Chicago: The Harold Joachim Years 1958-1983,” July 24-September 30, 1985, pp. 100-101, cat. 42 (ill.), cat. by Martha Tedeschi; traveled to the St. Louis Art Museum, March 10-May 16, 1986.
Paris, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, “Fragonard,” September 24, 1987-January 4 1988, pp. 398-400, cat. 193 (ill.).
The Milwaukee Art Museum, Wis., “Old Master Drawings from Area Collections,” April 18-June 29, 1997, cat. 24.
Sold, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 12-13, 1980, lot 32. Sold by Galerie Cailleux, Paris, to the Art Institute, 1980.
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