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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Maurice-Quentin de La Tour, French (Saint-Quentin 1704 - 1788 Saint-Quentin)
Jean de Jullienne
Portrait of Jean de Jullienne
Work Type
c. 1735?
Physical Descriptions
Pastel on blue paper adhered to canvas and wooden strainer
sight: 59.1 × 47.9 cm (23 1/4 × 18 7/8 in.)
Comte Jacques de Bryas, sold in Paris, 1905. Sale, Feb. 6, 1905, no. 16.
Ducrey, purchased at Bryas sale, 1905. purchase price 20,000 fr.
S. R. Berton (Bertron?), New York.
Geoffrey Dodge, Paris.
Wildenstein & Company, New York, sold to Grenville L. Winthrop, 1930. Winthrop paid $25,000
Grenville Lindall Winthrop, New York, 1930, bequest to Fogg, 1943.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibition, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY, 1920), p. 10

Émile Dacier and P. Ratouis de Limay, Exposition de Pastels Français: du XVIIe et du XVIIIe siecle, exh. cat., G. Vanoest (Paris, France, 1927), p. 47, no. 71

A. Besnard, La Tour: La Vie et l'Oeuvre de l'Artiste (Paris, France, 1928), p. 179, no. 655, fig. 49

E. Fleury and G. Briére, Catalogue de la Collection Maurice-Quentin Delatour a Saint Quentin (Saint Quentin, 1954), p. 55, under no. 24

Neil Jeffares, Dictionary of Pastellists before 1800, Unicorn Press (London, 2006), p. 292

Edouard Kopp and Jennifer Tonkovich, "The Judgment of a Connoisseur: P.-J. Mariette's Annotations to the 1767 Jullienne Sale Catalogue: Part 1 (Paintings)", The Burlington Magazine (December 2009), CLI no. 1281, pp. 821-824, p. 821, repr. fig. 6

Isabelle Tillerot, Jean de Jullienne et les collectionneurs de son temps: Un regard singulier sur le tableau, Editions de la Maison des sciences de l'homme (Paris, 2010), cover ill.

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth and Elizabeth M. Rudy, ed., Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, 2017), pp. 109, 282, repr. p. 106 as fig. 1

Exhibition History

Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibition, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 05/01/1920 - 12/31/1920

Exposition de pastels français du xvii et du xviii siècle, Hotel Jean Charpentier, Paris, 05/23/1927 - 06/26/1927

Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/21/2017 - 05/07/2017

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