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The Assumption of the Virgin

Artist:
Pierre Paul Prud'hon (French, Cluny 1758–1823 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1816–19
Medium:
Black and white chalk on blue paper
Dimensions:
18 3/8 x 11 7/8 in. (46.7 x 30.2 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1937
Accession Number:
37.165.105
Not on view
Marking: Collector's mark of Charles de Boifremont collection is at lower right in red, Lugt 353.
Charles Boulanger de Boisfrémont (French, Rouen 1773–1838 Paris); Boisfremont fils (by descent), his sale, Paris, April 9, 1870, lot 15.; Paul Casimir-Périer (French)his sale, Paris, April 26, 1898, lot 29 (sold for 3,050 francs and then repurchased).; Madame Paul Casimir-Périer , her sale, January 30 - February 1, 1899, lot 29.; Guillaume de Gontaut-Biron, marquis de Biron (1859–1939), his sale, Paris, June 9-11, 1914, lot 43 . (sold for 13,500 francs and then repurchased)
Paris. Musée du Louvre. "Dessins Français du Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, de David à Picasso," October 25, 1973–January 7, 1974.

Guiffrey 1924.318
Edmond de Goncourt Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, dessiné, et gravé de P.P. Prud'hon. Paris, 1876, pp. 92, 326.

Charles Clément Prud'hon, sa vie, ses oeuvres, et sa correspondence. 3rd. Paris, 1880, p. 405.

Jean Guiffrey L'Oeuvre de Pierre-Paul Prud'hon. Archives de l'art francais, n.s. vol. 13, Paris, 1924, fig. no. 318, p. 115.

Josephine Lansing Allen "Drawings from the Biron Collection." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 33, New York, March 1938, p. 78.

Hermann Warner Williams, Jr. "Some French Drawings from the Biron Collection." Art Quarterly. vol. 2, Winter 1939, fig. no. 6, pp. 48-55, ill.

Walter Mehring European Drawings from the Collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Portfolio of Collotype Reproductions [Vol. 1: Italian Drawings; Vol. 2: Flemish, Dutch, German, Spanish, French, and British drawings; Vol. 3: "New Series": Italian, Flemish, Dutch, German, Spanish, French, and British drawings]. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3 vols., New York, 1942–44, cat. no. 35 (vol.2), fig. no. 35, ill.

Michel Benisovich "The French Drawings of the Metropolitan Museum." The Burlington Magazine. vol. 82, London, March 1943, fig. no. pl. II C, p. 73.

Julius S. Held "A Forgotten Prud'hon in New York: Glorification of Burgundy at the New York Historical Society." Gazette des beaux-arts. 6th series, vol. 23, Paris, May 1943, p. 291, ill.

Jacob Bean 100 European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York Graphic Society, New York, 1964, cat. no. 63, ill.

Linda Boyer Gillies, Colta Ives, Jacob Bean Classicism and Romanticism: French Drawings and Prints, 1800-1860. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1970, cat. no. 60, p. 11.

James Hugus Slayman The drawings of Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, a critical study. PhD diss., 1970 fig. no. pl. 69, pp. 84-86, ill.

James Byam Shaw "The Biron Collection of Venetian Eighteenth-Century Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." The Metropolitan Museum Journal. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 3, New York, 1971, p. 257.

Jacob Bean, Linda Boyer Gillies, Cynthia Lambros, Roseline Bacou, Réunion des Musées Nationaux Dessins français du Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York de David à Picasso. 54th Exposition de Cabinet des Dessins Musée du Louvre, 25 October, 1973-7 January 1974. Paris, 1973, cat. no. 77, pp. 59-60, ill.

Musée du Louvre Nouvelles Acquisitions Du Département des Peintures 1991-1995. Réunion des Musées Nationaux, Paris, 1996, p. 198, ill.

Sylvain Laveissière Pierre-Paul Prud'hon. Exh. cat. New York, 1998, cat. no. 207, p. 293, ill.



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