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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1898.54
People
Michel-François Dandré-Bardon, French (Aix-en-Provence 1700 - 1783 Paris)
Title
Profile Head of an Old Woman
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
18th century
Culture
French
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Red chalk on cream antique laid paper, laid down on a decorated mount, framing lines in brown ink
Dimensions
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
Provenance
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
1898
Object Number
1898.54
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
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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