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Design for a Vase and Supporting Console

Artist:
Augustin Pajou (French, Paris 1730–1809 Paris)
Date:
n.d.
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brown wash, over black chalk, heightened with white gouache
Dimensions:
12 7/16 x 7 1/8 in. (31.6 x 18.1 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1937
Accession Number:
37.165.104
Not on view
Signature: In pen and brown ink at lower right: "Pajou" and "Pajou f." (signed twice)

Marking: At lower left in blue ink, collector's mark of the Alliance des Arts, Lugt 61.
At lower left in brown ink, collector's mark of Edmond and Jules de Goncourt, Lugt 1089.
Alliance des Arts (Paris); Eugène Tondu , his sale, Paris, April 24-26, 1865, lot 373.; Edmond de Goncourt (French, Paris 1822–1896 Paris)and Jules de Goncourt, French, 1830-1870, Goncourt sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, Feb. 15 - 17, 1897, lot 224.; Guillaume de Gontaut-Biron, marquis de Biron (1859–1939), his sale, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, June 9 - 11, 1914, lot 40 (bought in)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," February 26, 2013–May 20, 2013.

Bean and Turcic 1986.224
Philippe de Chennevières "Les Dessins de maîtres anciens exposés à l'École des Beaux-Arts (quatrième article)." in Gazette des Beaux-Arts. vol. 19, Paris, September 1879, p. 195.

Catalogue descriptif des dessins de maîtres anciens exposés à l'École des Beaux-Arts, mai-juin 1879. École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, second. Paris, 1879, cat. no. 563.

Catalogue descriptif des dessins de décoration et d'ornement de maîtres anciens. Exh. cat. Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 1880, cat. no. 291.

Edmond de Goncourt La maison d'un artiste. 2 vols., nouvelle. Paris, 1881, p. 132, vol. 1.

Henri Stein Augustin Pajou. Paris, 1912, pp. 228, 418.

Josephine Lansing Allen "Drawings from the Biron Collection." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 33, New York, March 1938, p. 78.

Hermann Warner Williams, Jr. "Some French Drawings from the Biron Collection." Art Quarterly. vol. 2, Winter 1939, fig. no. 5, pp. 48-55, ill.

Walter Mehring European Drawings from the Collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Portfolio of Collotype Reproductions [Vol. 1: Italian Drawings; Vol. 2: Flemish, Dutch, German, Spanish, French, and British drawings; Vol. 3: "New Series": Italian, Flemish, Dutch, German, Spanish, French, and British drawings]. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3 vols., New York, 1942–44, cat. no. 33 (vol.2), fig. no. 33, ill.

Louis Hautecoeur Histoire de l'architecture classique en France: Tome IV. Seconde moitié du XVIII siècle, le style Louis XVI, 1750-1792. Paris, 1952, p. 400, note 6.

Michel Benisovich "Drawings of the Sculptor Augustin Pajou." Art Bulletin. vol. 35, no. 4, December 1953, fig. no. 8, p. 298, ill.

Hylton Thomas The Eighteenth Century, One Hundred Drawings by One Hundred Artists. Exh. cat., University Gallery, University of Minnesota, January - May. The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1961, cat. no. 65, fig. no. pl. XVI, ill.

Jacob Bean 100 European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York Graphic Society, New York, 1964, cat. no. 60, ill.

James Byam Shaw "The Biron Collection of Venetian Eighteenth-Century Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." The Metropolitan Museum Journal. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 3, New York, 1971, p. 257.

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. 224, pp. 200-201, ill.

Elizabeth Launay Les frères Goncourt collectionneurs de dessins. Paris, 1991, cat. no. 242, fig. no. 247, p. 405, ill.

James David Draper, Guilhem Scherf , French Pajou. Sculpteur du Roi 1730-1809. Exh. cat. Paris, Musée du Louvre; New York, MMA. Paris, 1997, cat. no. 22, fig. no. 22, p. 60, ill.

Janine Barrier "William Chambers, Augustin Pajou and Their Colleagues in Rome." in Apollo. London, January 1998, fig. no. 2, p. 26, ill.

Louis-Antoine Prat Le Dessin Français au XVIIIe siècle. Paris, 2017, fig. no. 494, 284, ill.



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