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"To Delight the Eye": French Drawings and Paintings from the Collection of Charles E. Dunlap


Fri, 12/16/2005 - 19:00 -- wds
"To Delight the Eye": French Drawings and Paintings from the Collection of Charles E. Dunlap
December 17, 2005—March 12, 2006 Fogg Museum

Marguerite Gérard and Jean-Honoré Fragonard, The First Steps, c. 1780–85, Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum.

This exhibition of 30 works highlights the extraordinary generosity of Charles E. Dunlap, a Harvard graduate whose gifts and bequest of 18th- and early 19th-century drawings and paintings provided the Fogg Museum with some of its most celebrated works by François Boucher, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, François Le Moyne, Charles-Joseph Natoire, Hubert Robert, and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. The related publication investigates aspects of Dunlap’s biography, his taste, his sources, his journey as a collector, and his long association with the Art Museum. Organized by Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Jeffrey E. Horvitz Research Curator in the Department of Drawings, Fogg Museum. The exhibition and accompanying brochure were funded by the Jeffrey E. Horvitz Foundation, David Leventhal, and Howard Lepow.