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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1995.30
People
Charles de La Fosse, French (Paris 1636 - 1716 Paris)
Title
Studies for the Arms and Legs of Bacchus and Ariadne
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1698
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/293344
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black, red and white chalk on tan antique laid paper
Dimensions
22.5 × 38.8 cm (8 7/8 × 152 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, center, brown ink: 416 [underlined]
Provenance
Collection Lepingle, Le Havre; Galerie Talabardon, Paris; Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Purchase in honor of Agnes Mongan's 90th Birthday through the generosity of Mark Rudkin, Phyllis Hattis, David Daniels, Jean Massengale, Kathryn and William Robinson, Sheldon and Leena Peck, David Leventhal, Melvin R. Seiden, Beverly and John Jacoby, and Robert Erburu through the Ahmanson Foundation, inv. no. 1995.30
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Purchase in honor of Agnes Mongan's 90th Birthday through the generosity of Mark Rudkin, Phyllis Hattis, David Daniels, Jean Massengale, Kathryn and William Robinson, Sheldon and Leena Peck, David Leventhal, Melvin R. Seiden, Beverly and John Jacoby, and Robert Erburu through the Ahmanson Foundation
Accession Year
1995
Object Number
1995.30
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Alvin L. Clark, Jr., “Agnes Mongan’s Flourishing Legacy: A New La Fosse for the Fogg in Honor of Her Ninetieth Birthday", Drawing, Broadaxe Press (New York, 1995-1996), vol. 17, nos. 4-6, November-March, pp. 97-98, pp. 97-98

Paul Vercier, “Trois dessins de Charles de la Fosse pour la Chapelle du Château de Versailles", Versalia, Société des Amis Versailles (Versailles, 2000), no. 3, pp. 128-39, p. 132

Jo Hedley, “Toward a New Century: Charles de La Fosse as a Draftsman", Master Drawings, Master Drawings Association (New York, 2001), vol. 39, no. 3, Autumn, pp. 223-59, pp. 226-30

Clémentine Gustin-Gomez, Charles de La Fosse, 1636-1716, Editions FATON (Dijon, 2006), vol. 2, cat. no. D.82, pp. 85, 211

Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Seventeenth-Century European Drawings in Midwestern Collections: The Age of Bernini, Rembrandt, and Poussin, ed. Shelley Perlove and George S. Keyes, University of Notre Dame Press (Notre Dame, 2015), p. 256

Exhibition History

A Decade of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions of Prints and Drawings from 1480 to 1940, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/25/2000 - 07/02/2000

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