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Gardens of the Villa d'Este at Tivoli

Charles Joseph Natoire (French, Nîmes 1700–1777 Castel Gandolfo)

Date:
1760
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown and gray wash, watercolor, heightened with white, over black and red chalk
Dimensions:
12 5/16 x 18 11/16 in. (31.3 x 47.5 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1965
Accession Number:
65.65
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Inscribed in pen and brown ink at the lower right, in the artist's hand: "villa d'est, en Tyvoly/ aprille, 1760./C.N."

  • Provenance

    Sotheby's, London , March 25, 1965, lot 125; Vendor: Colnaghi, New York

  • Exhibition History

    Dayton Art Institute. "French Artists in Italy, 1600-1900," October 15, 1971–November 28, 1971.

    William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut. "The Academy of Europe: Rome in the Eighteenth Century," October 13, 1973–November 21, 1973.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Patterns of Collecting : MMA Notable Acquisitions, 1965-1975," December 6, 1975–March 23, 1976.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Artists in Rome in the 18th Century: Drawings and Prints," February 28, 1978–May 7, 1978.

    Colnaghi, New York. "Claude to Corot. The Development of Landscape Painting in France," November 1, 1990–December 15, 1990.

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

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," February 11, 2014–April 28, 2014.

  • Catalogue Raisonné

    Bean and Turcic 1986.208, Duclaux 1991.43

  • References

    Jacob Bean The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Notable Acquisitions, 1965-1975: Drawings. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1975, p. 54, ill.

    Jacob Bean Patterns of Collecting: Selected Acquisitions, 1965-1975 Explanatory texts accompanying an exhibition: December 6, 1975 through March 23, 1976. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1975, p. 54, ill.

    Jennifer Montagu "Quand un musée s'expose: des dessins français du 15e au 18e siècle, Metropolitan Museum, New York." in Connaissance des Arts. no. 416, Paris, October 1986, pp. 88-89, ill.

    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. 208, p. 189, ill.

    Ekhart Berckenhagen Die französischen Zeichnungen der Kunstbibliothek Berlin. Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin, 1970, cat. no. under no. 3007, p. 240.

    Jane van Nuis Cahill French Artists in Italy, 1600-1900. Exh. cat. The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH. Dayton, Ohio, 1971, cat. no. 10, ill.

    Pierre Rosenberg French Master Drawings of the 17th and 18th Centuries in North American Collections. Ex. cat., Art Gallery of Ontario, 2 Sept. - 15 Oct., National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 3 Nov. - 17 Dec. 1972, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 12 Jan. - 11 Mar. 1973. Toronto, 1972, cat. no. under no. 99, p. 187.

    Linda Boyer Gillies, Colta Ives French Drawings and Prints of the Eighteenth Century. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1972, cat. no. 35.

    Frederick den Broeder The Academy of Europe, Rome in the 18th Century. William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Oct. 13-Nov. 21, 1973, cat. no. 63, fig. no. 18.

    Andrea Busiri Vici "Paesistica Romana di Charles Natoire." Antichita Viva. no. 2, 1976, fig. no. 17, pp. 40-41, ill.

    Jacob Bean Artists in Rome in the 18th Century: Drawings and Prints [cover title: Rome in the 18th century]. Ex. cat.: February 7 - May 7. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1978.

    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. under no. 35, fig. no. 4, p. 114.

    Claude to Corot. The Development of Landscape Painting in France. Ex. cat. Edited by Alan Wintermute, Colnaghi, New York, New York, November 1-December 15, 1990, cat. no. 33, pp. 182-184, ill.

    Lise Duclaux Charles Natoire, 1700-1777. Galerie de Bayser, Paris, Cahiers du Dessin Français, no. 8, Paris, 1991, cat. no. 43, p. 30, ill.

    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. 44, pp. 100-102, ill.

    Pierre Rosenberg, Claudine Lebrun Jouve Les Fragonard de Besançon. Ex. cat., Musée des beaux-arts et d'archéologie de Besançon, Besançon, Dec. 8, 2006-Apr. 2, 2007. Besançon, 2006, fig. no. pl. 21, fig. 23, pp. 51, 73, ill.

    Susanna Caviglia-Brunel Charles-Joseph Natoire, 1700-1777. Paris, 2012, cat. no. D. 716, 463, ill.



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