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Saint Celestine V Renouncing the Papacy, after Mattia Preti

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

Date:
1761
Medium:
Black chalk, over a black chalk counterproof
Dimensions:
7 11/16 x 7 5/8 in. (19.5 x 19.3 cm.)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. John C. Weber, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.239
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: In pen and gray ink at lower left: "Naples/Eglise de St. Pierre/de Calabrese"; at lower right in black chalk, in reverse: "de Calabrese"

  • Provenance

    Hôtel Drouot, Paris , November 13, 1986, lot 52, repr.; Galerie Cailleux, Paris ; Donor: Charlotte C. and John C. Weber

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Eighteenth-Century French Drawings in New York Collections," February 3, 1999–April 25, 1999.

  • References

    Pierre Rosenberg, Barbara Brejon de Lavergnée Saint-Non, Fragonard. Panopticon italiano. Un diario di viaggio ritrovato, 1759-1761. Rome, 1986, cat. no. 38, p. 344.

    Jacob Bean "Curatorial Reports and Departmental Accessions: Drawings." in Annual Report of the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, July 1, 1987 - June 30, 1988. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no.118, New York, 1988, p. 22.

    Petra Lamers, Pierre Rosenberg Il viaggio nel sud dell'abbé de Saint-Non: Il "Voyage pittoresque à Naples et en Sicile": La genesi, i disegni preparatori, le incisioni.. Naples, 1995, cat. no. under n. 56, p. 87.

    Perrin Stein, Mary Tavener Holmes Eighteenth-Century French Drawings in New York Collections Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1999, cat. no. 42, pp. 96-98, ill.

    Pierre Rosenberg, Barbara Brejon de Lavergnée Saint-Non, Fragonard, Panopticon Italiano: Un diario di viaggio ritrovato 1759-1761. Rome, 2000, cat. no. under 38, p. 344.



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