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View of the Colosseum from the Basilica of Domitian and the Flavian Palace, Rome

Artist:
Henri-Joseph Harpignies (French, Valenciennes 1819–1916 Saint-Privé)
Date:
1864
Medium:
Watercolor over light graphite sketch, lightly squared in graphite
Dimensions:
Overall: 10 1/16 x 14 1/2in. (25.6 x 36.8cm) frame: 16 x 21 in. (40.6 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Arnold Whitridge Gift, 1963
Accession Number:
63.167.8
Not on view
Signature: Lower left, brush and brown wash: h'harpignies. Rome 64.

Inscription: In artist's hand, lower right, in pen and black ink: hommage à mon Neveu Maurice Harpignies

Marking: Verso: graphite notations of Italian place names numbered 1 through 54; A 2603 (Colnaghi stock no.)
Gilbert Davis; Sir Bruce S. Ingram O.B.E., M.C. (British, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, 1877–1963); Mme. A. S. Prost; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Dayton Art Institute. "French Artists in Italy, 1600-1900," October 15, 1971–November 28, 1971.

Paris. Musée du Louvre. "Dessins Français du Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, de David à Picasso," October 25, 1973–January 7, 1974.

New York State Museum, Albany. "French Painters of Nature: The Barbizon School Landscapes from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 22, 2004–August 22, 2004.

Jane van Nuis Cahill French Artists in Italy, 1600-1900. Exh. cat. The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH. Dayton, Ohio, 1971, cat. no. 47, fig. no. pl. 47, p. 27, ill.

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. 48, ill.

Arlette Sérullaz L'aquarelle en France au XIXe siècle. Dessins du musée du Louvre. Exh. cat., Paris, Musée du Louvre. Paris, 1983, cat. no. 79.



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