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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1931.244
People
Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French (Tournus 1725 - 1805 Paris)
Title
Head of a Man
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1775
Culture
French
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Red chalk on cream antique laid paper
Dimensions
33.2 x 46.3 cm (13 1/16 x 18 1/4 in.)
Provenance
Richard Owen, Paris, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1931, inv. no. 1931.244
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Richard Owen
Accession Year
1931
Object Number
1931.244
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
His head, which is covered by a mantle, is turned three-quarters left.
Publication History

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1940), vol. I, cat. no. 625, p. 332

Edgar Munhall, Greuze the Draftsman, exh. cat., Merrell Publishers Ltd. / The Frick Collection (New York, NY, 2002), under cat. no. 77, p. 218, fig. 192, repr.

Hilliard T. Goldfarb, From the Hands of the Masters: A Private Collection, exh. cat., The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Montreal, 2013), p. 14

Exhibition History

Modern Art and Modernity, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/27/2016 - 01/08/2017

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