Charles Joseph Natoire (French, Nîmes 1700–1777 Castel Gandolfo)
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown and gray wash, watercolor, heightened with white, over black and red chalk, on faded blue paper
11 7/8 x 18 3/4 in. (30.2 x 47.6 cm)
Anonymous Gift, in honor of a curator, 1996
Not on view
Inscription: In black ink along lower left margin: "villa Deste magio 1765. C.N."
Possibly previously owned by Jules de Goncourt (French, Paris 1830–1870 Paris)and Edmond de Goncourt, French, Paris 1822 - Paris 1896, possibly their sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, February 16, 1897, lot 205; Possibly previously owned by Comtesse de Péthion , possibly in her estate sale, Paris, May 14-17, 1902, lot 7; Hôtel Drouot, Paris May 10, 1916, lot 82 bis; Annette Dreux , by descent to a private collection, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Eighteenth-Century French Drawings in New York Collections," February 3, 1999–April 25, 1999.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," January 8, 2007–March 25, 2007.
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. 45, pp. 102-103, ill.
Susanna Caviglia-Brunel Charles-Joseph Natoire, 1700-1777. Paris, 2012, cat. no. D. 717, 463, ill.
Artist: Charles Joseph Natoire (French, Nîmes 1700–1777 Castel Gandolfo)Date: 1757Medium: Pen and brown ink, brown and gray wash, pale blue, yellow, and pink watercolor and white heightening over preliminary drawing in pencil and black chalk.Accession: 1975.1.676On view in:Not on view