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Orpheus Charming the Nymphs, Dryads, and Animals

Artist:
Charles Joseph Natoire (French, Nîmes 1700–1777 Castel Gandolfo)
Date:
1757
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brown and gray wash, pale blue, yellow, and pink watercolor and white heightening over preliminary drawing in pencil and black chalk.
Dimensions:
32 3/16 x 16 3/4 in. (81.8 x 42.5 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.676
Not on view
Signature: Signed at the lower right in brown ink: C. Natoire f.

Marking: Three sketches on the backing sheet by another artist, probably Italian.
Probably Natoire sale, Paris, 14 December 1778, lot 93; private collection, Paris, 1948(?); sale, Paris, 1954 (?), lot 42, ill., sale, Sotheby's, London, 20 July 1960, lot 44 (to Colnaghi); [P. and D. Colnaghi, London] (D2468OAX). Acquired by Robert Lehman from Colnaghi in 1960.
Perrin Stein, Marie-Anne Dupuy-Vachey, Eunice Williams, Kelsey Brosnan. Fragonard--Drawing Triumphant. Exh. cat., New York, 2016.

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



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