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Joseph-Henri de Bombelles, Comte de La Motte-Saint-Lié, in the Tuileries Gardens


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French (Paris 1717 - 1806 Paris)
Joseph-Henri de Bombelles, Comte de La Motte-Saint-Lié, in the Tuileries Gardens, 1765
Drawing
French
,
18th century
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
30.5 x 18 cm (12 x 7 1/16 in.)
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
, 2011.32
Marks
inscription: verso of mount, upper left, graphite: a
inscription: verso of mount, bottom left, brown ink: 243
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
watermark: on mount: J. Honig & Zoonen
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.
Bibliography
Richard de Lédans, "Catalogue des portraits dessinés et peints par Louis Carrogis de Carmontelle" (unpublished manuscript, 1807), p. 94, no. 396 (part of album X)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