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Landscape with a Large Villa on a Hilltop

Artist:
Charles Joseph Natoire (French, Nîmes 1700–1777 Castel Gandolfo)
Date:
1759
Medium:
Red chalk, pen and brown ink, gray wash, over traces of black chalk for the figures and animals, heightened with white. Sheet composed of three sections joined together horizontally.
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Harry G. Sperling, 1971
Accession Number:
1975.131.120
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in pen and brown ink at lower left corner: "Adam"/ [written over a largely illegible inscription in pen and lighter brown ink that appears to end with the date 1759]
Lambert Sigisbert Adam (French); Vendor: Adolphe Stein
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," January 8, 2007–March 25, 2007.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," June 13, 2011–September 18, 2011.

Bean and Turcic 1986.210
Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 15th-18th Century French Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1986, cat. no. 210, p. 190, ill.

Perrin Stein "Copies and Retouched Drawings by Charles-Joseph Natoire." in Master Drawings. vol. 38, no. 2, New York, Summer 2000, fig. no. 22, p. 180, ill.

Susanna Caviglia-Brunel Charles-Joseph Natoire, 1700-1777. Paris, 2012, cat. no. R. 2, 497, ill.

Louis-Antoine Prat Le Dessin Français au XVIIIe siècle. Paris, 2017, 133.

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