- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French (Grasse 1732 - 1806 Paris)
- Astolphe Brings Back the Head of Orrile, for Canto XV of Ariosto's "Orlando Furioso"
- Work Type
- c. 1785
- Physical Descriptions
- Black chalk and brown wash on cream antique laid paper
- 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
- 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
- Object Number
- European and American Art
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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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