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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1985.50
People
François-André Vincent, French (Paris 1746 - 1816 Paris)
Title
The Arts Inviting Apelles to Retake His Brushes
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1815
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/294746
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black ink and white gouache on blue laid paper prepared with brown wash, partial framing lines in brown ink, laid down on cream card
Dimensions
35.3 x 47.2 cm (13 7/8 x 18 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: lower left, black ink: Vincent / 1815.
  • inscription: signed and dated, lower left, black ink: Vincent / 1815.
  • collector's mark: verso, lower right, black ink: GS [intertwined] [Lugt 3863, mark of Germain Seligman]
Provenance
Possibly Marie-Gabrielle Capet, Paris; Louis-Cantien Boivin, Boutervilliers, by descent; Henri Baderou, Rouen (by 1969); Germain Seligman, Paris and New York (his mark, L.3863, mount, verso, lower right); Lucien Goldschmidt, New York; Harvard Art Museum/Fogg Museum, The Melvin R. Seiden Fund, Louise Haskell Daly Fund, and Paul J. Sachs Memorial Fund, inv. no. 1985.50
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Melvin R. Seiden Fund, Louise Haskell Daly Fund and Paul J. Sachs Memorial Fund
Accession Year
1985
Object Number
1985.50
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Jacques Seligmann, Master Drawings, exh. cat., Jacques Seligmann & Co. (New York, 1970), cat. no. 30

Jean-Pierre Cuzin, François-André Vincent, 1746-1816, Galerie de Bayser (Paris, 1988), cat. no. 66, pp. 23, 78

Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Barbara Brejon de Lavergnée, Jean-Francois Méjanès, Alain Mérot, Margaret Morgan Grasselli, Sophie Raux-Carpentier, William W. Robinson, Marianne Roland Michel, and Pierre Rosenberg, Mastery & Elegance: Two Centuries of French Drawings from the Collection of Jeffrey E. Horvitz, exh. cat., ed. Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, 1998), pp. 312, 381-n.8

Jeffrey Fontana, Timeless Beauty: Representing the Ideal in Necoclassical Drawing, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1999), cat. no. 43, p. 12

Jean-Pierre Cuzin and Isabelle Mayer-Michalon, François-André Vincent, 1746-1816: entre Fragonard et David, Arthena (Paris, 2013), cat. no. 677 D, pp. 289, 504

Exhibition History

Master Drawings, Jacques Seligmann & Co., 10/31/1970 - 11/21/1970

Timeless Beauty: Representing the Ideal in Neoclassical Drawing, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/07/1999 - 10/31/1999

HAA 271x The Origins of Modernity: The "New" 18th Century Rotation #1: Large Niche (S426A) Spring 2011, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 01/14/2011 - 03/05/2011

32Q: 2220 18th-19th Century, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/05/2016 - 09/13/2016

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