Alexandre François Desportes (French, Champigneulle 1661–1743 Paris)
Oil on paper, laid down on wood
11 1/8 x 16 7/8 in. (28.3 x 42.9 cm)
Thaw Collection, Jointly Owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Morgan Library & Museum, Gift of Eugene V. Thaw, 2009
Not on view
private collector France (before 1999); [Artemis Fine Arts, London]; Eugene V. Thaw, New York (until 2009)
Pierre Jacky. "François Desportes, 1661–1743: monographie et catalogue raisonné." PhD diss., Université de Paris-Sorbonne, 1999, vol. 3, p. 414, [see Ref. Lastic and Jacky 2010].
Georges de Lastic and Pierre Jacky. Desportes. Saint-Rémy-en-l'Eau, 2010, vol. 2, p. 33, no. P 107, call it "Paysage," and give location as unknown.
Esther Bell. "Catalogue Raisonné of the Thaw Collection." Studying Nature: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection. Ed. Jennifer Tonkovich. New York, 2011, p. 118, no. 51, ill. (color), calls it "River Landscape".