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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Michel-François Dandré-Bardon, French (Aix-en-Provence 1700 - 1783 Paris)
Profile Head of an Old Woman
Work Type
18th century
Physical Descriptions
Red chalk on cream antique laid paper, laid down on a decorated mount, framing lines in brown ink
15.8 x 15.5 cm (6 1/4 x 6 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: mount, verso: André Bardon / 160 x 169 mm
Robert Gilmor, Jr., Baltimore, MD; to his estate, 1848; to probably Gardner L. Chandler, Salem, MA; to John Witt Randall, Boston, MA, bequest; to his sister Belinda L. Randall, 1892, gift; to Harvard University, 1892.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Belinda L. Randall from the collection of John Witt Randall
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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She is seen facing left, leaning slightly forward, a small cap on her hair, her peasant dress loosened at the neck.
Publication History

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. I, cat. no. 602, p. 323

Pierre Rosenberg, French Master Drawings of the 17th & 18th Centuries in North American Collections / Dessins français du 17ème & du 18ème siècles des collections américaines, exh. cat., Secker & Warburg (London, 1972-1973), cat. no. 38, pp. 79, 152, pl. 94, repr.

Pierre Rosenberg, "Dandré-Bardon as a Draughtsman: A Group of Drawings at Stuttgart", Master Drawings, Master Drawings Association (New York, 1974), vol. 12, no. 2, Summer, pp. 137-51, 193-206, p. 140

Daniel Chol, Michel François Dandré-Bardon ou l'apogée de la peinture en Provence au XVIIIe siècle, Édisud (Aix-en-Provence, 1987), cat. no. 147, p. 112, repr.

Exhibition History

French Master Drawings of the 17th & 18th Centuries in North American Collections, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 11/03/1972 - 12/17/1972; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 01/12/1973 - 03/11/1973; New York Cultural Center, New York, 04/04/1973 - 05/13/1973

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