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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2.2013
People
Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French (Grasse 1732 - 1806 Paris)
Title
Meadow with Trees; verso: Head of a Boy
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1780-1785
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/312244
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black chalk with traces of white chalk; verso: black chalk with traces of graphite on light-tan antique laid paper
Dimensions
24.9 × 34.8 cm (9 13/16 × 13 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: lower left, brown ink: fragonard
  • watermark: Illeg.
  • inscription: signed, lower left, brown ink: fragonard
Provenance
Baron Paul Hatvany, London; his sale, Christie’s, London, 24 June 1980, lot 48; Kate de Rothschild, London (by 1990); Marjorie B. and Martin Cohn; Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Promised gift of Marjorie B. and Martin Cohn in honor of Eunice Williams, inv. no. 2.2013
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Promised gift of Marjorie B. and Martin Cohn in honor of Eunice Williams
Accession Year
2014
Object Number
2.2013
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Alan Wintermute, ed., Claude to Corot: The Development of Landscape Painting in France, exh. cat., P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd. (New York, 1990), cat. no. 39, pp. 200-201

Alfred Mac Adam, "Review: Claude to Corot, Colnaghit", ARTnews, ARTnews Associates (New York, February 1991), vol. 90, no. 2, p. 148, p. 148

Eunice Williams, "Gens, Honorez Fragonard!": Works from the Collections of Harvard University and Harvard Friends, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, 1993), cat. no. 29, n.p.

Marie-Anne Dupuy-Vachey, Fragonard, Editions Terrail (Paris, 2006), pp. 240-41

Alvin L. Clark, Jr. and Edouard Kopp, French Drawings from the Age of Claude, Poussin, Watteau, and Fragonard: Highlights from the Collection of the Harvard Art Museums, Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2022), cat. no. 89, repr.; verso repr. p. 238

Exhibition History

Members Collect, Boston Athenaeum, 12/26/1989 - 01/26/1990

Claude to Corot: The Development of Landscape Painting in France, Colnaghi USA Ltd., New York, 11/01/1990 - 12/15/1990

“Gens, Honorez Fragonard!”: Works from the Collection of Harvard University and Harvard Friends, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 05/15/1993 - 07/11/1993

32Q: 2220 18th-19th Century, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 04/19/2017 - 09/13/2017

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