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    Sale 1961

    Old Master And 19th Century Drawings

    24 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 91

    Jean-Honoré Fragonard (Grasse 1732-1806 Paris)

    Cypresses by a fence with a statue on a pedestal nearby

    Price Realised  

    Jean-Honoré Fragonard (Grasse 1732-1806 Paris)
    Cypresses by a fence with a statue on a pedestal nearby
    black chalk
    9¼ x 7 1/8 in. (235 x 181 mm.)


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    Most likely sketched on site during the artist's second trip to Italy 1773-74. A comparable grouping of cypresses with a fence and a statue on a pedestal can be seen in a fully developed wash drawing from the same period entitled Roman park with cypresses in the Albertina, Vienna (inv. 12737); (A. Ananoff, op. cit. p. 105, no. 2216, fig. 583).
    We are grateful to Eunice Williams for her assistance in cataloguing this lot.

    Provenance

    M. Marignane (L. 1872).
    Padisson.
    With O. Wertheimer, 1944.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION (LOTS 23, 60, 73, 91, 131, 142, 143, 146 AND 151)


    Literature

    A. Ananoff, L'oeuvre dessiné de Fragonard, IV, Paris, 1970, no. 2385, fig. 600.


    Exhibited

    Berne, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Fragonard, 1954, no. 69 (as Groupe d'arbres dans un parc).