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The Continence of Scipio

Artist:
François Boucher (French, Paris 1703–1770 Paris)
Medium:
Brown chalk, brush and brown wash
Dimensions:
19 x 11 3/16 in. (48.2 x 28.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1966
Accession Number:
66.106
Not on view
Georges Bourgarel ; Bourgarel sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, November 13-15, 1922, no. 61, as "Alexandre et la famille de Darius"; sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, March 11, 1964, no. 41, pl. 1, as "La Famille de Darius aux pieds d'Alexandre"; sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, March 16, 1966, no. 2, as "La Famille de Darius"; [Seiferheld]; Vendor: Seiferheld and Co., New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "French Drawings and Prints of the Eighteenth Century," August 8, 1972–October 15, 1972.

Ananoff 1013; Bean and Turcic 1986.38
Alexandre Ananoff L'oeuvre dessiné de François Boucher (1703-1770): Catalogue raisonné. vol. 1, Paris, 1966, cat. no. 1013, fig. no. 166, p. 258, ill.

Jacob Bean "Ninety-seventh Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year Annual Report 1966-1967, Reports of the Departments: Drawings." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, n.s. vol. 24, no. 2, New York, October 1967, pp. 58-9, ill.

Regina Shoolman Slatkin "Review of Ananoff, L'Oeuvre dessiné de Boucher, 1966." in Master Drawings. vol. 5, no. 1, 1967, p. 62.

Roseline Bacou "Quimper: Dessins du Musée des Beaux-Arts." in Revue de l'Art. vol. 14, 1971, p. 103.

Linda Boyer Gillies, Colta Ives French Drawings and Prints of the Eighteenth Century. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1972, cat. no. 5.

Regina Shoolman Slatkin François Boucher in North American Collections: 100 Drawings. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., December 23, 1973-March 17, 1974; Art Institute of Chicago, April 4-May 12, 1974. Washington D.C., 1973, cat. no. 89, p. 117.

Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 15th-18th Century French Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1986, cat. no. 38, p. 43, ill.

Victor I. Carlson Italian, French, English, and Spanish Drawings and Watercolors: Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. 1992, cat. no. 92, p. 200.

"Boucher's Late Brown Chalk Composition Drawings." Master Drawings. vol. 30, 1992, fig. no. 1, p. 256, ill.

Perrin Stein, Mary Tavener Holmes Eighteenth-Century French Drawings in New York Collections Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1999, cat. no. under no. 56, fig. no. 56.2, p. 128, ill.

Alastair Laing The Drawings of François Boucher. New York, 2003, cat. no. under no. 83, p. 213.



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