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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Nicolas-Bernard Lépicié, French (Paris 1735 - 1784 Paris)
Young Boy Asleep
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Le Repos
Work Type
18th century
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Physical Descriptions

Red, black, and white chalk, stumping, on light-tan antique laid paper, laid down on Japan paper, framing lines in brown ink
27.2 × 24.3 cm (10 11/16 × 9 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: signed, lower right, brown ink: Lépicié
  • watermark: indecipherable


Recorded Ownership History
Charles E. Dunlap, New York, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1954, inv. no. 1954.111

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

  • Florence Ingersoll-Smouse, "Nicolas-Bernard Lépicié", La Revue de l'Art Ancien et Moderne, Imprimerie Georges Petit (1923), vol. 43, February, pp. 17-136, possibly p. 170
  • Philippe Gaston-Dreyfus, Catalogue raisonné de l’œuvre peint et dessiné de Nicolas Bernard Lépicié (1735-1784), Société de l'histoire de l'Art Français / A. Colin (Paris, 1923), possibly cat. no. 420, p. 120
  • 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. 79, n.p.
  • 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), cat. no. 19, pp. 8, 12
  • 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), p. 552-n.8
  • Alvin L. Clark, Jr. and Edouard Kopp, French Drawings from the Age of Claude, Poussin, Watteau, and Fragonard: Highlights from the Collection of the Harvard Art Museums, Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2022), cat. no. 85, repr.

Exhibition History

  • European Master Drawing 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

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