The Fountain of Rome at the Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Charles Joseph Natoire (French, Nîmes 1700–1777 Castel Gandolfo), Pen and brown ink, brush and brown and gray wash, watercolor, heightened with white, over black and red chalk, on faded blue paper

The Fountain of Rome at the Villa d'Este, Tivoli

Artist:
Charles Joseph Natoire (French, Nîmes 1700–1777 Castel Gandolfo)
Date:
1765
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown and gray wash, watercolor, heightened with white, over black and red chalk, on faded blue paper
Dimensions:
11 7/8 x 18 3/4 in. (30.2 x 47.6 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift, in honor of a curator, 1996
Accession Number:
1996.506
Not on view
Inscription: In black ink along lower left margin: "villa Deste magio 1765. C.N."
Possibly previously owned by Jules de Goncourt (French)and Edmond de Goncourt, French, Paris 1822 - Paris 1896, possibly their sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, February 16, 1897, lot 205; Possibly previously owned by Comtesse de Péthion , possibly in her estate sale, Paris, May 14-17, 1902, lot 7; Hôtel Drouot, Paris May 10, 1916, lot 82 bis; Annette Dreux , by descent to a private collection, New York
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," January 8, 2007–March 25, 2007.

Perrin Stein, Mary Tavener Holmes Eighteenth-Century French Drawings in New York Collections Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1999, cat. no. 45, pp. 102-103, ill.

Susanna Caviglia-Brunel Charles-Joseph Natoire, 1700-1777. Paris, 2012, cat. no. D. 717, 463, ill.

Tradition & Transitions Eighteenth-Century French Art from The Horvitz Collection. Alvin L. Clark Jr., 2017, 238.