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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1964.30
People
Israël Silvestre, French (Nancy 1621 - 1691 Paris)
Title
Grand Parterre of the Luxembourg Palace; verso: Panorama North of Paris, near Montmorency
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1635
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/296766
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black ink, brown wash, and watercolor with touches of graphite on parchment, partial framing line in black ink; verso: black ink and watercolor
Dimensions
11.3 x 17 cm (4 7/16 x 6 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • (not assigned): dated, lower right: [illegible] 1635 [illegible]
Provenance
Sir Bruce Ingram; Madame J. C. Prost; her sale, New York, Jacques Seligmann & Co., March 1964, sold (1); to Fogg Art Museum, 1964, inv. no. 1964.30

Notes:
1. The drawing is listed as number 8745 in the Jacques Seligmann & Co. stock catalogue from 1956-1971 (Jacques Seligmann & Co. Archives, Archives of American Art online). The entry is crossed out, possibly confirming that it was sold during this time. Various letters from the Archives from March 1964 between Germain Seligman and John Coolidge, Director of the Fogg Art Museum, discuss the sale of this drawing.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Louise Haskell Daly Fund
Accession Year
1964
Object Number
1964.30
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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