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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1959.138
People
Charles-Nicolas Cochin le jeune, French (Paris 1715 - 1790 Paris)
Title
Portrait of the Comte de Caylus
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
18th century
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/297170
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Graphite, stumped, on tan antique laid paper
Dimensions
diameter: 11.2 cm (4 7/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: frame, verso: De Caylus / petit neveu de Mme de Maintenon / Anne-Claude-Philippe de Tubière, / comte de Caylus, naquit à Paris en 1692 / et y mourut en 1765. Il commença / par servir, mais, après la Paix de Rastadt / faite en 1714, il fit un voyage en Italie, puis / passa dans le Levant, vit le fameux temple / de Diane à Ephèse etc.... Il s'est rendu très / reccomandable aux arts et aux sciences. / Il le vois très souvent chez Mme Geoffrin qui a écrit ce que précède.
Provenance
Marie-Thérèse Geoffrin, Paris; Charles-Angélique-François Huchet, Comte de la Bédoyère, Paris; his sale, Paris, 8 June 1921, part of lot 42; Roquigny (as of 1929); private collection, Paris (as of 1949); Honorable Irwin B. Laughlin, Washington D.C.; Gertrude Chanler, Geneseo, NY, by descent; her sale, London, Sotheby's, 10 June 1959, lot 9; Colnaghi, London and New York; Robert Lehman Foundation, New York, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1959.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of the Robert Lehman Foundation in honor of Paul J. Sachs' 80th Birthday
Accession Year
1959
Object Number
1959.138
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
A tondo profile portrait of the Comte de Caylus facing left.
Publication History

Fernand Guey, René Hèlot, and Joseph Payenneville, Exposition d'art du XVIIIe au musée de peinture de Rouen, exh. cat., T. Lecerf fils (Rouen, 1929), cat. no. 21 A, pp. 48, 165-66, pl. 21, repr.

Denys Sutton, French Drawings of the Eighteenth Century, Pleiades (London, 1949), pp. 57, pl. XLII, repr.

Margaret Morgan Grasselli, Pierre Rosenberg, and Nicole Parmantier, Watteau, 1684-1721, exh. cat., National Gallery of Art and Editions de la Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Washington and Paris, 1984), p. 36, repr.

Pierre Rosenberg, From Drawing to Painting: Poussin, Watteau, Fragonard, David & Ingres, Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ, 2000), pp. 32-33, fig. 31, repr.

Xavier Dufestel, "Deux portraits inédits du Comte de Caylus (1692-1765): le tableau d'Alexandre Roslin et le médaillon en bronze de Louis-Claude Vassé", Storia dell'Arte, Nuova Italia (Florence, 2003), no. 104-105, pp. 101-20, pp. 101, 114

Exhibition History

Exposition d'art du XVIIIe, au musée de peinture de Rouen, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Rouen, 03/01/1929 - 04/30/1929

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