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Jean Honoré Fragonard (French, Grasse 1732–1806 Paris)

Date:
n.d.
Medium:
Red chalk
Dimensions:
13 3/8 x 9 3/16 in. (34 x 23.3 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Howard J. Sachs and Peter G. Sachs, in memory of Miss Edith L. Sachs, 1978
Accession Number:
1978.516.1
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Signature: Inscribed at lower right, in faint graphite: Fragonard

    Marking: At lower right, dry mark of Francis Abbott (Lugt 970)

  • Provenance

    Francis Abbott (British, 1800–1893); Camille Groult (French, Paris 1837–1908 Paris)sale, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, June 21-22, 1920, no. 153; Wildenstein & Co., Inc. (New York); Miss Edith L. Sachs ; Donor: Mrs. Howard J. Sachs and Peter G. Sachs

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "French Drawings Recently Acquired, 1975-1984," November 27, 1984–February 10, 1985.

  • Catalogue Raisonné

    Ananoff I, 226

    Bean and Turcic 1986.112

  • References

    Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turcic 15th-18th Century French Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1986, cat. no. 112, pp. 108-109, ill.

    Alexandre Ananoff L'oeuvre dessiné de Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806) Catalogue raisonné. Paris, 1961-1970, cat. no. 226, fig. no. fig. 86, pp. 112-113, vol, ill.

    Pierre Rosenberg, Katharine Baetjer Fragonard. Ex. cat.: Grand Palais, Paris, 24 Sept. 1987-4 Jan. 1988 and Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2 Feb.-8 May, 1988. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Paris and New York, 1987, cat. no. 207, p. 437, ill.



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