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Alexander and Porus

Artist:
François Le Moyne (French, Paris 1688–1737 Paris)
Date:
early 18th century
Medium:
Brush and brown wash, heightened with white, over black chalk, on blue paper. All four in curved corners have been filled in.
Dimensions:
12 5/16 x 17 5/16 in. (31.2 x 43.9 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1962
Accession Number:
62.238
Not on view
Chabot (French), his sale, December 17, 1787, lot 130; Gilbert Paignon-Dijonval (French, 1708–1792), in 1792 to his heir; Charles-Gilbert Terray Morel de Vindé (French, 1759–1842), sold in 1816 to Samuel Woodburn, London; Samuel Woodburn (British, 1786–1853); Vendor: Herbert E. Feist
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Eighteenth-Century French Drawings in New York Collections," February 3, 1999–April 25, 1999.

Bean and Turcic 1986.170, Bordeaux 1984.171
France in the Eighteenth Century. Exh. cat. Royal Academy of Arts, London, Winter 1968, cat. no. 427, fig. no. fig. 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. 32.

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 no. 79, p. 176.

L'Art européen à la Cour d'Espagne au XVIIIe siècle. Paris, 1979, p. 146.

Per Bjurström Drawings in Swedish Public Collections: French Drawings, Eighteenth Century. vol. 4, Stockholm, 1982, cat. no. under 1057.

Jean-Luc Bordeaux François Le Moyne and His Generation 1688-1737. Neuilly-sur-Seine, 1984, cat. no. 171, pp. 175-176.

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. 170, pp. 158-159, ill.

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

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. 14, pp. 30-33, ill.



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