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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Maurice-Quentin de La Tour, French (Saint-Quentin 1704 - 1788 Saint-Quentin)
Jean de Jullienne
Portrait of Jean de Jullienne
Work Type
c. 1739
Persistent Link
Level 2, Room 2220, European and American Art, 17th–19th century, Rococo and Neoclassicism in the Eighteenth Century
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Physical Descriptions
Pastel on paper, wrapped around and adhered to canvas
59.1 × 47.9 cm (23 1/4 × 18 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription:
  • watermark:
Comte Jacques de Bryas, Paris; his sale, Drouot (Chevallier), Paris, 6 February 1905, lot 16, sold; to Ducrey; René Gimpel, Paris and New York (by 1912), sold; to Samuel Reading Bertron, New York; Geoffrey Dodge, Paris (by 1927); Wildenstein and Co., New York (by 1930), sold; to Grenville Lindall Winthrop, New York, gift; to Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.862
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibition: Loans and Special Features, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, 1920), p. 10 (as "Portrait of a Man")

Fremont Rider, Rider’s New York City: A Guide Book for Travelers, Macmillan and Co. (New York, 1924), p. 447

Émile Dacier, Paul Ratouis de Limay, and Gaston Briére, Exposition de pastels français du XVIIe et du XVIIIe siècle, exh. cat., G. Vanoest (Paris, 1927), cat. no. 71, p. 47

Émile Dacier, Paul Ratouis de Limay, and David David-Weill, Pastels français des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles: étude et notices, exh. cat., Galerie Jean Charpentier (Paris, 1927), cat. no. 36, pp. 56-57

Albert Besnard and Georges Wildenstein, La Tour: la vie et l'œuvre de l'artiste, Les Beaux-Arts (Paris, 1928), cat. no. 655, p. 179

Felix Wildenstein, “L’art français: quelques chefs d’oeuvre de la peinture française dans les musées américains", Book of Friendship: le livre de l’amitié, ed. F. G. Hoffherr, Maison de France (New York, 1947), n.p., n.p. (as "Jean de Jullienne")

Georges Wildenstein, French XVIIIth Century Paintings, exh. cat., Wildenstein & Company (New York, 1948), n.p.

Élie Fleury and Gaston Briére, Collection Maurice-Quentin Delatour à Saint-Quentin, exh. cat., Musée Antoine Lecuyer (Saint Quentin, 1954), p. 55

René Gimpel, Journal d’un collectionneur: marchand et tableaux, Calmann Lévy (Paris, 1963), p. 307

Dorothy W. Gillerman, ed., Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, 1969), p. 250

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. 426

Christine Debrie, Maurice-Quentin de La Tour: “peintre de portraits au pastel” 1704-1788 au Musée Antoine Lécuyer de Saint-Quentin, Editions de l'Albaron (Saint-Quentin, 1991), p. 128

Xavier Salmon, La voleur d’âmes: Maurice Quentin de La Tour, exh. cat., Éditions Artlys (Versailles, 2004), pp. 16, 98

Neil Jeffares, Dictionary of Pastellists before 1800, Unicorn Press (London, 2006), p. 292

Edouard Kopp and Jennifer Tonkovich, “The Judgment of a Connoisseur: P.-J. Mariette’s Annotations to the 1767 Jullienne Sale Catalogue, Part I (Paintings)", The Burlington Magazine, The Burlington Magazine Publications, Ltd. (2009), vol. 151, no. 1281, December, pp. 821-24, p. 821

Isabelle Tillerot, Jean de Jullienne et les collectionneurs de son temps: un regard singulier sur le tableau, Editions de la Maison des sciences de l'homme (Paris, 2010), cat. no. 101, p. 371

Christoph Martin Vogtherr and Jennifer Tonkovich, Jean de Jullienne: Collector & Connoisseur, exh. cat., The Trustees of the Wallace Collection (London, 2011), p. 30

René Gimpel, Journal d’un collectionneur: marchand et tableaux, Hermann (Paris, 2011), p. 450

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth and Elizabeth M. Rudy, ed., Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, 2017), pp. 109, 282, repr. p. 106 as fig. 1

Jennifer Tonkovich, "'I still spent much more than I had planned:' Buying Drawings at Jean de Jullienne's 1767 Sale", A Demand for Drawings: Five Centuries of Collectors and Collecting Drawings, The Morgan Library & Museum (New York, 2018), pp. 102-117, p. 103, repr. as fig. 86

Exhibition History

Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibition: Loans and Special Features, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 05/01/1920 - 12/31/1920

Exposition de pastels français du XVIIe et du XVIIIe siècle, Hôtel Jean Charpentier, Paris, 05/23/1927 - 06/26/1927

32Q: 2220 18th-19th Century, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/19/2019 - 01/01/2022

Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/21/2017 - 05/07/2017

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