Joseph-Henri De Bombelles, Comte De La Motte-Saint-Lié, In The Tuileries Gardens
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.32
People
Louis de Carmontelle, French (Paris 1717 - 1806 Paris)
Title
Joseph-Henri de Bombelles, Comte de La Motte-Saint-Lié, in the Tuileries Gardens
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1765
Culture
French
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor, black and red chalk, and white gouache on cream antique laid paper, partial framing lines in black and brown ink, laid down on a decorated mount
Dimensions
30.5 x 18 cm (12 x 7 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: on mount: J. Honig & Zoonen
  • inscription: on mount, bottom center, brown ink: Mr. Le Baron de Bombelles, capitaine aux gardes françaises. / 1765.
  • inscription: verso of mount, bottom center, brown ink: Bon. de Bombelles capn. aux garde. françaises / carmontel delin. 1765
  • inscription: verso of mount, upper left, graphite: a
  • inscription: verso of mount, bottom left, brown ink: 243
Provenance
Louis de Carmontelle's artist’s estate sale, Paris, April 17, 1807 (lot 22). Chevalier Richard de Lédans, Paris, sold, November 3, 1816. Pierre de la Mésangère, Paris, sold, July 18, 1831 (part of lot 304); to John Duff, by descent; to Duff family. Private collection. [Anonymous seller, Christie’s, London, December 15, 1992 (lot 182)]. [Galerie Terrades, Paris, sold]; to Harvard Art Museums, 2011.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Marian H. Phinney Fund, Paul J. Sachs Memorial Fund, and purchase through the generosity of Virgilia Klein and the Bunge North America Foundation
Accession Year
2011
Object Number
2011.32
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
Publication History

Richard de Lédans, "Catalogue des portraits dessinés et peints par Louis Carrogis de Carmontelle" (unpublished manuscript, 1807)., p. 94, no. 396 (part of album X)

Exhibition History

Recent Acquisitions, Part II: Building the Collection, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/19/2012 - 09/29/2012

Verification Level

4 - Best. Object is extensively researched, well described and information is vetted