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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1955.189
People
Gabriel Jacques de Saint-Aubin, French (Paris 1724 - 1780 Paris)
Title
The Instructive and Appetizing Meal
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Les Comestibles Instructifs et Friands
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1778
Culture
French
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black and brown ink with two tones of gray wash on off-white antique laid paper, framing lines in gray and brown ink
Dimensions
18.5 x 15.2 cm (7 5/16 x 6 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: u.l. and l.r.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Charles E. Dunlap
Accession Year
1955
Object Number
1955.189
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Konrad Oberhuber, European Master Drawings of Six Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., National Museum of Western Art (Tokyo, 1979), cat. no. 80, n.p., pl. 80, repr.

Alvin L. Clark, Jr., "To Delight the Eye": French Drawings and Paintings from the Collection of Charles E. Dunlap, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, 2005), no. 30, fig. 4 (color), p. 8

Alain Rustenholz, Paris, la ville rêvée de Voltaire, Parigramme (Paris, 2007), repr. p. 61

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth and Elizabeth M. Rudy, ed., Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, 2017), pp. 273-274, 288, repr. p. 270 as fig. 1

Exhibition History

Prints, Drawings, and Watercolors of Gabriel de Saint-Aubin, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, 04/25/1975 - 06/08/1975; Wesleyan University, Middletown, 04/25/1975 - 06/08/1975

European Master Drawings of Six Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 11/03/1979 - 12/16/1979

"To Delight the Eye": French Drawings and Paintings from the Collection of Charles E. Dunlap, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 12/17/2005 - 03/12/2006

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

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