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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.891
People
Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, French (Cluny 1758 - 1823 Paris)
Title
Love Seduces Innocence, Pleasure Leads Them On, Repentance Follows
Other Titles
Original Language Title: L'Amour séduit l'Innocence, le Plaisir l'entraîne, le Repentir suit
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1810
Culture
French
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Graphite, black ink, and gray wash on cream antique laid paper
Dimensions
50.3 x 39.5 cm (19 13/16 x 15 9/16 in.)
Provenance
Prud'hon to Baron Barthélemey Roger; given by him to Théodore Charpentier; Mme Charpentier; (?) Delestre; his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, May 14, 1936, no. 88 (Fr 25,000); acquired at that sale through Martin Birnbaum by Grenville L. Winthrop, 1936 ($2,100); his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.891
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Charles Clément, Prud'hon; sa vie, ses oeuvres et sa correspondance, Didier et cie. (Paris, 1872), pp. 408-11

Edmond de Goncourt, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, dessine et grave de P. P. Prud'hon, Rapilly (Paris, France, 1876), pg. 143

Jean Guiffrey, L'oeuvre de P. P. Prud'hon, A. Colin (Paris, France, 1924), no. 8

Per Bjurström, French Drawings: Nineteenth Century, National Museum Stockholm (Stockholm, 1986), under no. 1664

Agnes Mongan, David to Corot: French Drawings in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1996), cat. no. 302, repr.

Catherine Legrand, Varena Forcione, and Véronique Goarin, De Pagnest à Puvis de Chavannes, Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, 1997), pg. 560, under no. 2061

Sylvain Laveissière, Pierre-Paul Prud'hon [Prud'hon ou le rêve du bonheur], exh. cat., Metropolitan Museum of Art / Harry N. Abrams, Inc. [Réunion des Musées Nationaux] (New York, NY and Paris, France, 1997), under no. 38, fig. 38b

Sylvain Laveissière, Prud'hon ou le rêve du bonheur, exh. cat., Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 1997), under no. 38, fig. 38b

Sylvain Laveissière, Prud'hon: Le Cabinet des Dessins, Flammarion (Paris, France, 1997), color repr. p. 26

Alvin L. Clark, Jr., "Un grand collectionneur américain de dessins français: Grenville L. Winthrop et les oeuvres de Pierre-Paul Prud'hon au Fogg Art Museum", Pierre-Paul Prud'hon: actes du colloque organisé au musée du Louvre par le service culturel, le 17 novembre 1997, La documentation française, Musée du Louvre (Paris, 2001), pp. 177-202, p. 182, fig. 7, repr.

Elizabeth Guffey, Drawing an Elusive Line: The Art of Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, University of Delaware Press/ Associated University Presses (Newark (DE) and London, 2001), pp. 122-30, fig. 84

Chikashi Kitazaki and Mina Oya, ed., Between Reality and Dreams: Nineteenth Century British and French Art from the Winthrop Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., National Museum of Western Art (Ueno, 2002), cat. no. 49, repr. (color)

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (New York, 2003), cat. no. 104, repr. (color), p. 30

Drawings and Oil Sketches 1700-1900, auct. cat. (New York, 2009), under no. 11

Louis-Antoine Prat, Le dessin français au XIXe siècle, Somogy Éditions d'Art (Paris, 2011), p. 111

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth and Elizabeth M. Rudy, ed., Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, 2017), pp. 47, 249, 287, repr. p. 247 as fig. 2

Exhibition History

Exposition des oeuvres de Prud'hon au profit de sa fille, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 05/04/1874 - 07/04/1874

Between Reality and Dreams: Nineteenth Century British and French Art from the Winthrop Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 09/14/2002 - 12/08/2002

A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/23/2003 - 01/25/2004

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

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