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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2000.89
People
Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French (Grasse 1732 - 1806 Paris)
Title
Astolphe Brings Back the Head of Orrile, for Canto XV of Ariosto's "Orlando Furioso"
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1785
Culture
French
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black chalk and brown wash on cream antique laid paper
Dimensions
irregular: 45.2 x 29.1 cm (17 13/16 x 11 7/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, pen: [illegible] Pellegrini 12
  • watermark: PM or RM
  • inscription: lower left, graphite: 64
  • inscription: lower right, graphite: 253 / 25 / 20042709
Provenance
Abraham Simon Wolf Rosenbach, Philadelphia; sale, New York, Sotheby's, 12 January 1994, lot 65, sold; to Vermeer Associates Limited, Brampton, Ontario (on long-term loan to Harvard University Art Museums, 1994-2000), sold; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2000, inv. no. 2000.89


Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Kate, Maurice R. and Melvin R. Seiden Special Purchase Fund in memory of Frances and John Loeb and in honor of Deborah Loeb Brice
Accession Year
2000
Object Number
2000.89
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Old Master Drawings, auct. cat., Sotheby's, New York (New York, 1994), cat. no. 65, p. 50, repr.

Marie-Anne Dupuy-Vachey, Fragonard et le Roland Furieux, Editions de l'amateur (Paris, 2003), cat. no. 164, pp. 11 n. 1, 348-49, 390, repr.

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth and Elizabeth M. Rudy, ed., Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, 2017), pp. 130, 282, repr. p. 130 as fig. 3

Exhibition History

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

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