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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1965.290
People
Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French (Tournus 1725 - 1805 Paris)
Title
Seated Female Nude
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
18th century
Culture
French
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Red chalk on cream antique laid paper
Dimensions
44.5 x 37 cm (17 1/2 x 14 9/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Meta and Paul J. Sachs
Accession Year
1965
Object Number
1965.290
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1940), no. 623, fig. 312

Agnes Mongan, De Clouet a Matisse: Dessins français des collections américaines, exh. cat., Musée de l'Orangerie (Paris, 1958), no. 60, pl. 62

Agnes Mongan, Van Clouet tot Matisse: tentoonstelling van franse tekeningen uit amerikaanse collecties, exh. cat., Museum Boymans (Rotterdam, 1958), no. 60, pl. 55

Agnes Mongan, French Drawings from American Collections: Clouet to Matisse, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, 1959), cat. no. 60, p. 58, pl. 55, repr.

Rüdiger Klessmann, "Review: Jean-Baptiste Greuze 1725-1805", Pantheon (1977), vol. 35, pp. 174-175, April/May/June, repr. p. 175

Debora Mayer, "Technical Examination of Red Chalk" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 1982), Unpublished, pp. 6, 59

Edward Saywell, "Behind the Line: The Materials and Techniques of Old Master Drawings", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1998), vol. VI, no. 2, pp. 7-29, checklist no. 5, p. 26, and pp. 9-10, fig. 4

Edward Saywell, "Guide to Drawing Terms and Techniques", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1998), vol. VI, no. 2, pp. 30-39, p. 36 under "Red chalk"

Edgar Munhall, Greuze the Draftsman, exh. cat., Merrell Publishers Ltd. / The Frick Collection (New York, NY, 2002), cat. no. 64, repr.

Bernadette Fort, "The Sketch as Transgression: Greuze's 'Roman Charity'", The Ruin and the Sketch in the Eighteenth Century, ed. Peter Wagner, Frédéric Ogée, Robert Mankin, and Achim Hescher, Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier (Trier, 2008), LAPASEC, vol. 2, pp. 153-77, pp. 172-73, 177, fig. 7, repr.

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth and Elizabeth M. Rudy, ed., Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, 2017), pp. 147-148, 283, repr. p. 144 as fig. 1

Exhibition History

Drawings from the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University (Collected by Paul J. Sachs), Century Club, New York, 05/12/1947 - 09/25/1947

French Drawings from American Collections: Clouet to Matisse, Museum Boymans, Rotterdam, 07/31/1958 - 09/28/1958; Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, 10/24/1958 - 01/02/1959; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 02/03/1959 - 03/15/1959

Jean-Baptiste Greuze 1725-1805, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, 12/01/1976 - 01/23/1977; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 03/05/1977 - 05/01/1977; Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, Dijon, 06/04/1977 - 07/31/1977

Drawing on Tradition: The Lost Legacy of Academic Figure Studies, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/19/1994 - 01/29/1995

Behind the Line: The Materials and Techniques of Old Master Drawings, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/03/1998 - 12/30/1998

Greuze the Draftsman, The Frick Collection, New York, 05/14/2002 - 08/04/2002; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 09/10/2002 - 12/01/2002

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

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