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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Nicolas Lancret, French (Paris 1690 - 1743 Paris)
Related to a work by Claude Gillot, French (Langres 1673 - 1722 Paris)
Study of Head and Hands, related to Gillot's "The Two Carriages"
Work Type
18th century
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Physical Descriptions

Red, black, and white chalk on light tan antique laid paper
18.4 x 19.2 cm (7 1/4 x 7 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, brown ink: 932


Recorded Ownership History
E. Calando, Paris (Lugt 837), probably sold [through his sale, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, Paris, December 11-12, 1899, probably lot 175 as by Pater]. Agnes Mongan, Cambridge, gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1991

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Agnes Mongan
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Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Jacques Mathey, "Lancret: élève de Gillot et la querelle des 'carrosses'", Gazette des Beaux-Arts (March 1955), vol. 45, pp. 175-178, pp. 175-177, repr. p. 177 as fig. 3
  • Pierre Rosenberg, The Age of Louis XV: French Painting 1710-1774, exh. cat., Toledo Museum of Art (Toldeo, 1975), p. 41, under cat. no. 40
  • Hélène Meyer, Xavier Salmon, and Jennifer Tonkovich, Claude Gillot (1673-1722): Comédies, fables & arabésques, exh. cat., Musée du Louvre Éditions and Lienart éditions (Paris, 2023), pp.119-120, repr. p. 120 as fig. 60
  • Jennifer Tonkovich, Claude Gillot: Satire in the Age of Reason, exh. cat., The Morgan Library & Museum (New York, 2023), cat. no. 47, pp. 136, 140, 141, fig. 4.23

Exhibition History

  • Claude Gillot: Satire in the Age of Reason, The Morgan Library & Museum, 02/24/2023 - 05/28/2023

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