Black chalk on blue paper. Framing lines in pen and brown ink. A vertical strip measuring .6 cm has been added at right.
8 7/16 x 11 11/16 in. (21.5 x 29.7 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1968
Not on view
Marking: Collector's mark of J.D. Lempereur, Paris, stamped in black at lower right corner (Lugt 1740); collector's mark of Chevalier de Damery, Paris, blind stamped at lower right (Lugt 2862); collector's mark of Van Parijs, Brussels, stamped in black ink at lower right on old mat: VP No 992 (Lugt 2531)
Jean Denis Lempereur (French, Paris 1701–1779 Paris)sale Paris, May 24, 1773, lot 510; Chevalier de Damery (French, died 1803 (?)); Van Parijs (Belgian)sale, Amsterdam, Frederik Muller, January 1873, lot 159; Charles-Frédéric Mewès (Strasbourg 1860–1914 Paris); Vendor: Wynne R.H. Jeudwine (British, 1920–1984)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "15th–18th Century French Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 18, 1986–January 4, 1987.
Musée national du château de Versailles et de Trianon. "François Lemoyne à Versailles," May 14, 2001–August 12, 2001.
Bean and Turcic 1986.169, Bordeaux 1984.164
Exhibition of Old Master Drawings Exh. cat. Alpine Club Gallery, London, April 30-May 11, 1968, cat. no. 17, fig. no. pl. VII.
Jean-Luc Bordeaux "François Le Moyne's Painted Ceiling in the Salon d'Hercule at Versailles, a Long Overdue Study." Gazette des Beaux-Arts. vol. 83, 1974, fig. no. 23, p. 313, ill.
Jean-Luc Bordeaux François Le Moyne and His Generation 1688-1737. Neuilly-sur-Seine, 1984, cat. no. 164, fig. no. 291, p. 174, 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. 169, p. 157, ill.
Philip Conisbee "New York French Drawings [exhibition review]." The Burlington Magazine. vol. 128, London, December 1986, p. 925.
Xavier Salmon François Lemoyne à Versailles. Ex. cat. Paris, 2001, cat. no. 16, pp. 29, 32, 65, ill.
Artist: François Le Moyne (French, Paris 1688–1737 Paris)Date: early 18th centuryMedium: Black chalk, heightened with white, on blue paper. Framing lines in pen and brown ink.Accession: 1983.128.1On view in:Not on view
Artist: François Le Moyne (French, Paris 1688–1737 Paris)Date: ca. 1730Medium: Black chalk, stumping, heightened with white, on beige paper. Framing lines in pen and brown ink.Accession: 1984.238On view in:Not on view