The First Steps
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1992.2
People
Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French (Grasse 1732 - 1806 Paris)
Title
The First Steps
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
18th century
Culture
French
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black and white chalk on lightly faded blue antique laid paper
Dimensions
17.1 x 22.5 cm (6 3/4 x 8 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: None
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Isabella Grandin Fund and Marian H. Phinney Fund
Accession Year
1992
Object Number
1992.2
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
Publication History

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. 21, discussed and repr. in unpaginated essay

Marie-Anne Dupuy-Vachey, Fragonard, Editions Terrail (Paris, 2006), p. 223, repr. p. 225 (color)

Exhibition History

"Gens, Honorez Fragonard!", Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 05/15/1993 - 07/11/1993

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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Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted