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The Adoration of the Shepherds

Artist:
François Le Moyne (French, Paris 1688–1737 Paris)
Date:
early 18th century
Medium:
Black chalk heightened with white on blue paper.
Dimensions:
16 3/4 x 8 in. (42.5 x 20.3 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1961
Accession Number:
61.130.5
Not on view
Inscription: In pen and black ink at lower left margin of old mount, "F. Le Moine."

Marking: In black ink at lower left corner, unidentified collector's mark (Lugt 1143)
Jacques Augustin de Silvestre (French, Paris 1719–1809 Paris)?, according to Jacob Bean, sale, Paris, February 28 - March 25, 1811, possible part of no. 338, "L'Adoration des bergers. . . crayons noir et blanc, sur papier bleu"; Unidentified Collector; Iolo Aneurin Williams (British, 1890–1962), according to Vendor; Vendor: Colnaghi, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," November 28, 1994–February 5, 1995.

Bean and Turcic 1986.164
Pierre Rosenberg French Master Drawings of the 17th and 18th Centuries in North American Collections. Ex. cat., Art Gallery of Ontario, 2 Sept. - 15 Oct., National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 3 Nov. - 17 Dec. 1972, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 12 Jan. - 11 Mar. 1973. Toronto, 1972, cat. no. under 70, p. 176.

Jean-Luc Bordeaux François Le Moyne and His Generation 1688-1737. Neuilly-sur-Seine, 1984, cat. no. D 39, fig. no. 167, pp. 85, 149, ill.

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. 164, pp. 152-153, ill.

Philip Conisbee "New York French Drawings [exhibition review]." The Burlington Magazine. vol. 128, London, December 1986, p. 925.

Benoît Boëlens van Waesberghe, Cecile Kruyfhooft, Jean-Luc Pypaert, Pascal R. Raquez, Roland Soenen European Master Drawings Unveiled: Van der Goes, Michelangelo, Van Goyen, Fragonard and Other Masters from Belgian Collections ("Verborgen Meestertekeningen van Michelangelo tot Rubens uit Belgisch particulier bezit"). Exh. cat.: Kunsthal Rotterdam, 21 September - 8 December 2002. Benoît Boëlens van Waesberghe, Amsterdam - Ghent, 2002, cat. no. 112, p. 246.



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