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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2018.210
People
Alexandre-Evariste Fragonard, French (Grasse 1780 - 1850 Paris)
Title
A Centurion Begging for Protection from Marc Antony during a Seditious Revolt
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1800
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/362188
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black ink and black and gray wash over graphite(?), framing lines in black ink, on off-white antique laid paper (laid down)
Dimensions
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
Provenance
[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
2018
Object Number
2018.210
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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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.

Exhibition History

Old Master Drawings, W. M. Brady & Co., Inc., 01/26/1999 - 02/20/1999

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