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Fireworks Display for the Convalescence of Louis XV

Artist:
Jacques de Lajoüe (French, Paris 1686–1761 Paris)
Artist:
François Le Moyne (French, Paris 1688–1737 Paris)
Date:
1726
Medium:
Pen and gray and brown ink, brush and gray wash, with watercolor, over black chalk
Dimensions:
14 3/4 x 14 7/8 in. (37.5 x 37.8 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Edward Pearce Casey Fund, 1999
Accession Number:
1999.359
Not on view
Inscription: in pen and brown ink at the lower left: "f. Le Moine fig.f.", and at the lower right: "La Joüe / archite. del.", and in graphite at center along lower margin, "Sir Thomas Lawrence Collection 1688-1737".

Marking: Blindstamp of Thomas Lawrence at lower left (Lugt 2445).
Jacques Gabriel Huquier (French, Paris 1730–1805 Shrewsbury)his sale, Paris, November 11, 1772, lot 336, "Décoration d'un feu d'Artifice pour la Convalescence du roi; l'architecture dessinée par la Joüe, & les figures par F. le Moine: dessin distingué à la plume & au bistre, mêlé d'un peu de couleur"; François Joullain (French, Paris 1697–1778 Paris); Gilbert Paignon-Dijonval (French, 1708–1792); Samuel Woodburn (British, 1786–1853); Sir Thomas Lawrence (British, Bristol 1769–1830 London)M.C. sale, Paris, May 30, 1924, lot 24; Clairois (Paris); Hôtel Drouot, Paris sale, June 18, 1999, lot 3; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints, Fireworks! Four Centuries of Pyrotechnics in Prints and Drawings," June 6, 2000–July 9, 2000.

Marianne Roland Michel Lajoüe et l'art Rocaille. Neuilly-sur-Seine, 1984, fig. no. D.198 and D.200, p. 278.

Peter Fuhring Juste-Aurele Meissonnier: Un génie du rococo, 1695-1750. 2 vols., Turin and London, 1999, fig. no. 9, pp. 28-30, ill.

Suzanne Boorsch Fireworks! Four Centuries of Pyrotechnics in Prints & Drawings. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2000, p. 32, ill.



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