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The Château de Versailles Seen from the Gardens

Artist:
Louis Nicolas de Lespinasse, called the Chevalier de Lespinasse (French, Pouilly-sur-Loire 1734–1808 Paris)
Former Attribution:
Formerly attributed to Anonymous, French, 18th century
Date:
1779
Medium:
Pen and black ink, watercolor, heightened with white, over traces of graphite.
Dimensions:
8 1/16 x 11 15/16 in. (20.4 x 30.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Susan Dwight Bliss, 1966
Accession Number:
67.55.20
Not on view
Signature: Lower left corner in pen and brown ink: D.L.
Jacques Doucet (French, Paris 1853–1929 Paris)Paris; sale, Hôtel Drouot, May 16, 1906, lot 35, pl. 35, as "Vue de la Façade du Château de Versailles"; Donor: Susan Dwight Bliss
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "15th–18th Century French Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 18, 1986–January 4, 1987.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York. "Fountains: Splash and Spectacle," June 8, 1998–October 11, 1998.

Bean and Turcic 1986.179
Exposition Internationale Universelle de 1900 Exposition rétrospective de la ville de Paris. Paris, 1900, cat. no. 183bis, p. 31.

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. 179, p. 166, ill.

Xavier Salmon Trésors cachés, Chefs-d'oeuvre du cabinet d'Arts graphiques du château de Versailles. Exh. cat. Paris, March 9, 2001-May 15, 2001, cat. no. 31, fig. no. 2, p. 71, ill.



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