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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Charles-Joseph Natoire, French (Nîmes 1700 - 1777 Castel Gandolfo)
Work Type
c. 1770
Physical Descriptions
Watercolor, brown, black, and gray wash, with white and colored gouache, over black chalk and brown ink, squared in black chalk, on light tan antique laid paper, laid down on a decorated mount
37.7 x 52.7 cm (14 13/16 x 20 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: in artist's hand, lower left, black ink: C. Natoire
  • inscription: signed, lower left, black ink: C. Natoire
  • watermark: None visible–drawing laid down
Charles E. Dunlap, New York, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1957, inv. no. 1957.51
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Charles E. Dunlap
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Pierre Rosenberg, French Master Drawings of the 17th & 18th Centuries in North American Collections / Dessins français du 17ème & du 18ème siècles des collections américaines, exh. cat., Secker & Warburg (London, 1972-1973), cat. no. 98, pp. 107, 186-87, pl. XI, repr.

Marjorie B. Cohn, Wash and Gouache: A Study of the Development of the Materials of Watercolor, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1977), cat. no. 46, pp. 12, 49, 69, 71 n. 18, 76 n. 10, 106, fig. 1, 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), checklist no. 25, repr. (cover)

Old Master Drawings, auct. cat., Sotheby's, New York (New York, January 28, 2015), under cat. no. 33, p. 34

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth and Elizabeth M. Rudy, ed., Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, 2017), pp. 195, 285, repr. p. 192 as fig. 1

Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Francesco Buccella, Sonia Couturier, Marie-Anne Dupuy-Vachey, Melissa Hyde, Suzanne Folds McCullagh, Isabelle Mayer-Michalon, and Xavier Salmon, Tradition & Transitions: Eighteenth-Century French Art from The Horvitz Collection, exh. cat., ed. Alvin L. Clark, Jr., The Horvitz Collection (2017), pp. 128, 499-n.3

Exhibition History

Wash and Gouache, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 05/12/1977 - 06/22/1977

"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

Around Antique: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs (Teaching Gallery) S421, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/14/2010 - 09/04/2010

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

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

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