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The Sultan

Artist:
Jean Honoré Fragonard (French, Grasse 1732–1806 Paris)
Date:
1774
Medium:
Brush and brown wash over black chalk underdrawing
Dimensions:
14 1/4 × 11 1/4 in. (36.2 × 28.6 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine G. Curran, 2008
Accession Number:
2008.437
Not on view
Inscription: in pen and brown ink at lower right, "Roma/ 1774"

Marking: collector's mark of Baron Vivant-Denon (Lugt 779)
Dominique Vivant Denon (French, Givry 1747–1825 Paris); his estate sale, Paris, May 1-19, 1826 (lugt 11164), no. 729 as "Dessin au lavis, au bistre, réprésentant un turc assis."; sold with no. 752 [Greuze] for 9.05 francs; Alexis-Nicolas Pérignon; Baron Brunet-Denon , his estate sale, Bonnefons de Lavialle, Hôtel des Ventes Mobilières, Paris, Feb. 2-15, 1846 (Lugt 18011), part of lot 271; Lord Currie and Mrs. Betram Currie ; sale, Christie's, London, June 29, 1962, lot 46; acquired at the sale by Mrs. Catherine G. Curran, London.; Donor: Mrs. Catherine G. Curran
Alexandre Ananoff L'oeuvre dessiné de Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806): Catalogue raisonné. vol. 2, Paris, 1963, cat. no. 758, fig. no. 209, p. 80.

Pierre Rosenberg, Claudine Lebrun Jouve Les Fragonard de Besançon. Exh. cat., Musée des beaux-arts et d'archéologie de Besançon, Besançon, Dec. 8, 2006-Apr. 2, 2007. Besançon, 2006, cat. no. 84 bis, fig. no. 85 a, p. 154.

Perrin Stein "A Tale of Two Sultans, Part 1: Fragonards Real and Fake." The Metropolitan Museum Journal. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 44, 2009, fig. no. 2, pp. 121-29, ill.



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