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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.863
People
Maurice-Quentin de La Tour, French (Saint-Quentin 1704 - 1788 Saint-Quentin)
Title
Jean-Charles Garnier, Seigneur d’Isle
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1751
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/297681
Location
Level 2, Room 2220, European and American Art, 17th–19th century, Rococo and Neoclassicism in the Eighteenth Century
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Pastel on paper, wrapped around and adhered to canvas
Dimensions
64.4 x 53.9 cm (25 3/8 x 21 1/4 in.)
frame: 86 × 75.2 cm (33 7/8 × 29 5/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription:
  • watermark:
Provenance
Jean-Charles Garnier, Seigneur d’Isle, Paris (by 1755); Garnier family, Belle-Île, by descent; Monsieur Boussode, Nancy; David David-Weill, Paris (by 1907); Wildenstein and Co., New York (by 1937), sold; to Grenville Lindall Winthrop, New York, gift; to Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.863
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.863
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

“Exposition des Ouvrages de l’Académie Royale de Peinture, faite dans une dos Salée du Louvre, le 25 Août 1751", Mercure de France, Mercure de France (Paris, 1751), October, pp. 158-69, possibly p. 166

Auguste Jal, Dictionnaire critique de biographie et d’histoire, Slatkine (Geneva, 1872), possibly pp. 1318-19

Jules-François-Felix Fleury-Husson, called Champfleury, La Tour, Librairie de l'Art (Paris, 1886), possibly p. 93

Maurice Tourneux, La Tour, H. Laurens (Paris, 1904), p. 51 (as "Jean-Charles Garnier d’Isle")

Charles Morice, "Collection David Weill", L’Art et les Artistes, Hachette (Paris, 1907), vol. 5, April-September, pp. 227-35, p. 229 (as "Monsieur de Neuville")

“Notes critiques sur les œuvres de peinture et de sculpture reunites à l’exposition des cent pastels du XVIIIe siècle ouverte à la Galerie Georges Petit en mai-juin 1908", Bulletin de la société de l’histoire de l’art francais, Société de l'Histoire de l'Art Français (Paris, 1908), pp. 227-34, p. 231

Exposition de cent pastels du XVIIIe siècle, exh. cat., Galerie Georges Petit (Paris, 1908), cat. no. 59, p. 24

Léon Roger-Milès, Maîtres du XVIIIe siècles: cent pastels, Imprimerie Georges Petit (Paris, 1908), p. 47

Élie Fleury and Gaston Briére, Catalogue des pastels de M.-Q. de La Tour: collection de Saint-Quentin et Musée du Louvre, Bulloz (Paris, 1910), p. 37 (as "Jean-Charles Garnier d’Isle")

Louis Réau, “Quelques œuvres inédites de Pigalle", La revue de l’art ancien et moderne, Charavay (Paris, 1923), January-May, pp. 383-90

Gabriel Henriot, Collection David-Weill, Braun (Paris, 1926-1928), vol. 2, pp. 1, 37-39

Albert Besnard and Georges Wildenstein, La Tour: la vie et l'œuvre de l'artiste, Les Beaux-Arts (Paris, 1928), cat. no. 157, p. 143

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. 53

Dorothy W. Gillerman, ed., Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, 1969), cat. no. 101, pp. 148-49, 250

H. W. Janson, Catalogues of the Paris Salon, 1673 to 1881, Garland (New York and London, 1977), possibly vol. 3, cat. no. 48, p. 24

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. 120

Michel Gallet, Les architectes parisiens du XVIIIe siècle: dictionnaire biographique et critique, Editions Mengès (Paris, 1995), p. 234

Edward Saywell, Behind the Line: The Materials and Techniques of Old Master Drawings, Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, 1998), vol. 6, no. 2, cat. no. 44, pp. 21, 25-n.27, 29

Claire Paisner, “Review: Behind the Line: The Materials and Techniques of Old Master Drawings", Pastelagram, Pastel Society of America (New York, 1999), vol. 27, no. 1, Spring-Summer, pp. 12-13, p. 13

Christine Debrie and Xavier Salmon, Maurice-Quentin de La Tour: prince des pastellistes, Somogy (Paris, 2000), pp. 162, 164, 169-n.47

Xavier Salmon, La voleur d’âmes: Maurice Quentin de La Tour, exh. cat., Éditions Artlys (Versailles, 2004), p. 156

Joseph Baillio, The Arts of France from François Ier to Napoléon Ier, exh. cat., ed. Guy Wildenstein, Wildenstein & Company (New York, 2005), p. 78

Neil Jeffares, Dictionary of Pastellists before 1800, Unicorn Press (London, 2006), p. 290

Katharine Baetjer and Marjorie Shelley, Pastel Portraits: Images of Eighteenth-Century Europe, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2011), p. 29

Exhibition History

Exposition de cent pastels du XVIIIe siècle, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 05/18/1908 - 06/10/1908

Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/23/1969 - 03/31/1969

Behind the Line: The Materials and Techniques of Old Master Drawings, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/03/1998 - 12/30/1998

32Q: 2220 18th-19th Century, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/19/2019 - 06/30/2021

Subjects and Contexts

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