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Farm Buildings beside a Waterway

Artist:
Jean Honoré Fragonard (French, Grasse 1732–1806 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1765–70
Medium:
Black chalk, pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash
Dimensions:
13 3/4 x 18 13/16 in. (35 x 47.8 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Accession Number:
1972.118.212
Not on view
Marking: At lower left, collector's mark of Roger Portalis (Lugt 2232)
Louis-Antoine-Auguste de Rohan-Chabot, duc de Chabot , his sale, December 10-15, 1787, expert Lebrun, no. 211; Anonymous sale, Paris, May 31, 1790 (lot 181); Baron Roger Portalis (1841–1912), (his stamp, Lugt 2232, at lower left), Paris; his collection sale (lugt 46356), Hôtel Drouot, Paris, March 14, 1887, (lot 88), unsold; anonymous sale (Portalis), February 2-3, 1911 (lot 98), ill. p. 13; John Postle Heseltine and Dr. J. Paul Richter (1847-1937), their sale, Muller, Amsterdam, May 27-28, 1913 (lot 297, pl. 46); Alfred Strölin (French, 1871–1954), his sale, Paris, Hotel Drouot, June 30, 1922 (lot 3); Countess Wachtmeister acuired from Richard Owen; her sale, Sotheby's, London, December 15, 1954 (lot 94); Jean Cailleux (French, Paris); Donor: Walter C. Baker
Galerie Georges Petit, Paris. "Chardin et Fragonard, Paris, Galeries Georges Petit, 1907," 1907.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Walter C. Baker Collection of Master Drawings," June 2, 1960–September 4, 1960.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Walter C. Baker Collection of Drawings," June 2, 1960–September 4, 1960.

Bean and Turcic 1986.114, Ananoff 958
Baron Roger Portalis Honoré Fragonard, sa vie et son oeuvre. vol. 2, Paris, 1889, p. 307, opp. 166 as "Maisons rustiques au bord d'une Mare, dominées par les Ruines d'un vieux Chateau", ill.

Chardin et Fragonard. Exh. cat. Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, Paris, 1907, cat. no. 192, p. 13.

Alexandre Ananoff, Jacques Wilhelm Oeuvres de Fragonard. Exh. cat., Grasse, Musée Fragonard. 1957, cat. no. 51, fig. no. XII, ill.

Claus Virch "The Walter C. Baker Collection of Master Drawings." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 18, no. 10, New York, June 1960, pp. 315-316.

Alexandre Ananoff L'oeuvre dessiné de Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806) Catalogue raisonné. Paris, 1961-1970, cat. no. 958, fig. no. 259, pp. 141-142, ill.

Claus Virch Master Drawings in the Collection of Walter C. Baker. New York, 1962, cat. no. 78, p. 45, ill.

Jacob Bean "Curatorial Reports and Departmental Accessions: Drawings." In Annual Report of the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, July 1, 1979 - June 30, 1980. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 110, New York, 1980, p. 27.

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. 114, pp. 110-111, ill.



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