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The First Steps


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French (Grasse 1732 - 1806 Paris)
French (1761 - 1837)
The First Steps, c. 1780-c. 1785
Painting
French
,
18th century
Oil on canvas
44.5 x 55.3 cm (17 1/2 x 21 3/4 in.)
frame: 64.5 x 74.5 cm (25 3/8 x 29 5/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Charles E. Dunlap
, 1961.166
Department of Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
,
Bibliography
Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, exh. cat., Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, CT, 1967)

Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings from the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY, 1967), cat. 30

James N. Carpenter, Color in Art: A Tribute to Arthur Pope, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1974), p. 74, cat. 34, ill.

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990)

"Exhibitions", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin (Cambridge, MA, Winter 1993 - Winter 1994), vol. I, no. 2, repr. p. 34

Eunice Williams, "Gens, Honorez Fragonard!" Works from the Collections of Harvard University and Harvard Friends, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1993), checklist no. 22, discussed and repr. in unpaginated essay

Richard Rand, Intimate Encounters: Love and Domesticity in Eighteenth-century France, exh. cat., Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ, 1997), no. 41, pp. 182-184, repr. in color

Pierre Rosenberg, From drawing to painting: Poussin, Watteau, Fragonard, David & Ingres, Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ, 2000), p. 170, repr. as fig. 216

Didier Aaron: 25 Years in New York, auct. cat., Didier Aaron (New York, NY, 2002), Première partie, cat. no. 20, fig. a repr. in b/w

Colin B. Bailey and Philip Conisbee, The Age of Watteau, Chardin, and Fragonard: Masterpieces of French Genre Painting, exh. cat., Yale University Press/National Gallery of Canada (New Haven and Ottawa, 2003), no. 87, pp. 298-299, repr. in color

"Harvard University Art Museums", Boston Annual Guide for the Arts (2005-2006), pp. 122-129, repr. p. 122

Alvin L. Clark, Jr., "To Delight the Eye": French Drawings and Paintings from the Collection of Charles E. Dunlap, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2005), repr. in color p. 4 as fig. 3; checklist no. 5, p. 11

Marie-Anne Dupuy-Vachey, Fragonard, Editions Terrail (Paris, France, 2006), repr. in color pp. 226-227

Robert Neuman, Baroque and Rococo Art and Architecture, Pearson Publishing (Boston, 2013), repr. in color p. 351 as fig. 12. 20; pp. 351-352

Exhibition History
Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings from the Fogg Art Museum, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, 05/08/1967 - 06/11/1967, 30
Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 10/12/1967 - 12/03/1967
Color in Art: A Tribute to Arthur Pope, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/25/1974 - 06/16/1974
Intimate encounters : love and domesticity in eighteenth-century France, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, 02/15/1998 - 05/10/1998; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, 05/31/1998 - 08/23/1998
"Gens, Honorez Fragonard!", Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 05/15/1993 - 07/11/1993, 22
Intimate encounters : love and domesticity in eighteenth-century France, Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, 10/04/1997 - 01/04/1998
"To Delight the Eye": French Drawings and Paintings from the Collection of Charles E. Dunlap, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 12/17/2005 - 03/12/2006
Re-View: S424-426 Western Art from 1560 to 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/16/2008 - 06/18/2011
HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 10 Rotation 2), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 10/15/2010 - 11/06/2010
HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 11 Rotation 2), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 10/07/2011 - 11/05/2011
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