The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1957
Not on view
This etching is from a group of sixteen made by Fragonard in Paris around 1763-64, based on black chalk drawings he had made in Italy a few years earlier for his friend and patron, the abbé de Saint-Non. Of the sixteen, ten were based on Venetian models. This plate, based on a black chalk drawing, excerpts four figures from a vast composition by Jacopo Tintoretto (Jacopo Robusti) (Italian, 1519-1594), Saint Roch in Prison, Visited by an Angel, in the church of San Rocco, Venice.
Inscription: at lower left, on the plinth, "Eglise St. Roch a Venise / Tintoret"; at lower center, "frago Sculp 1764" [numberal 6 reversed]
Vendor: Paul Prouté, Paris
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Fragonard: Drawing Triumphant," October 6, 2016–January 8, 2017.
Wildenstein XVI; BN.IX.288.15, state I; Baudicour 18; Rosenberg (1988), p. 151, fig. 2
Georges Wildenstein Fragonard Acquafortiste. Études et documents pour servir à l'histoire de l'art français du dix-huitième siècle, Paris, 1956, cat. no. XVI, p. 25, ill.
Pierre Rosenberg, Barbara Brejon de Lavergnée Saint-Non, Fragonard, Panopticon Italiano: Un diario di viaggio ritrovato 1759-1761. Rome, 2000, under cat. no. 179, pp. 192, 194, 378.
Perrin Stein, Marie-Anne Dupuy-Vachey, Eunice Williams, Kelsey Brosnan Fragonard--Drawing Triumphant. New York, 2016, cat. no. 18, 108-11, ill.
Artist: Jean Honoré Fragonard (French, Grasse 1732–1806 Paris)Date: ca. 1757–59Medium: Black chalk, gray wash, touches of black and brown wash, framing lines in pen and black inkAccession: 52.14On view in:Not on view