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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1979.58
People
Sébastien Le Clerc the Elder, French (Metz 1637 - 1714 Paris)
Title
The Marquis de Villacerf Viewing Tapestries at the Gobelins Factory
Other Titles
Former Title: Colbert Visiting the Manufacture des Gobelins
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1691-1694
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/295249
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Red and black chalk, gray and red-chalk wash, and touches of brown wash on cream antique laid paper, framing lines and guidelines in red chalk, laid down on off-white paper, laid down on a decorated mount, laid down on blue-green wove paper
Dimensions
12 x 23.9 cm (4 3/4 x 9 7/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: none
  • inscription: mount, lower right, black ink: Le Clerk
  • inscription: mount, lower right, brown ink: From Queen Luca Charlottes' portfolio.
  • inscription: verso, upper right, graphite: Sebastien Le Clerc the Elder / Colbert at the Gobelin factory
Provenance
H. Wallach, New York; Frances L. Hofer, Boston (by 1965), bequest; to Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Frances L. Hofer, inv. no. 1979.58
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Frances L. Hofer
Accession Year
1979
Object Number
1979.58
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Eunice Williams, Master Drawings and Watercolors: The Hofer Collection, exh. cat., ed. Konrad Oberhuber and William W. Robinson, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, 1984), cat. no. 25, pp. 35-36, 102

Jean Vittet, La tenture de l'histoire d'Alexandre Le Grand, exh. cat., Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, 2008-2009), cat. no. 31, pp. 102-103

Alvin L. Clark, Jr., "From Drawing to Print: A Collaboration between Charles Le Brun and Sébastien Le Clerc", Master Drawings, Master Drawings Association (New York, 2016), vol. 54, no. 1, Spring, pp. 15-20, pp. 19, 20-n.18

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth and Elizabeth M. Rudy, ed., Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, 2017), pp. 49-50, repr. p. 50 as fig. 8

Exhibition History

Master Drawings and Watercolors: The Hofer Collection, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, 04/15/1984 - 07/07/1984; Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/05/1984 - 11/29/1984

32Q: 2400 French/Italian/Spanish, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/19/2018 - 02/06/2019

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