- Identification and Creation
Level 3, Room 3500, Special Exhibitions Gallery
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- Physical Descriptions
- Black ink and black and gray wash, probably over graphite, framing lines in black ink, on off-white antique laid paper (laid down)
- 20.4 × 48 cm (8 1/16 × 18 7/8 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
- inscription: lower center in black and gray ink in the artist's hand: DU TEMS DES GUERRES DE ROME DES SOLDATS / DANS UNES SEDITION PRIRENT UN CENTURION ILS VOULOIENT LE MASSACRER IL SE JETTA / AUX PIED D'ANTOINE QUI LE PROTGEA ET REPRIMA LA FUREUR DES REVOLTE.
- inscription: signed lower left, black ink: Fragonard - fils invenit.
- inscription: verso of mount, lower right, graphite: 23155
- [Drouot Richelieu, Paris, commissaire-priseur Paul Renaud, June 12, 1992, lot 58]. [Sotheby's, London, February 26, 1998, lot 577]. [W. M. Brady & Co., New York, 1999]. Private Collection, Massachusetts. [Stephen Ongpin Fine Art, London], sold; to Harvard Art Museums, 2018
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Marian H. Phinney Fund and William W. Robinson Fund
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- European and American Art
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- Publication History
Dessins Anciens, auct. cat., Drouot Richelieu (Paris, June 12, 1992), lot 58, repr.
Mark Brady, Old Master Drawings, exh. cat., W. M. Brady & Co., Inc. (New York, 1999), cat. no. 25, repr.
Watteau to Gauguin: French Drawings, 1700-1900, auct. cat., Stephen Ongpin Fine Art (London, 2018), no. 40, repr.
Rébecca Duffeix, Alexandre-Évariste Fragonard: 1780-1850, Arthena (Paris, 2022), D.85, p. 250, ill.
- Exhibition History
Old Master Drawings, W. M. Brady & Co., Inc., 01/26/1999 - 02/20/1999
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