A reworked counterproof of a counterproof of a drawing by Fragonard after Tiepolo's 1732 altarpiece in Santa Maria della Consolazione, Venice. Fragonard's original drawing, now in the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena was made in the spring of 1761 during the artist's first trip to Italy. The counterproof is in the Donation Baderou, Musée de Rouen. See A. Ananoff, L'oeuvre dessiné de Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Paris, 1970, II, p. 180, no. 1813, fig. 454 for the drawing, and P. Rosenberg, Panopticon italiano: un diarrio di viaggio ritrovato, 1759-1761, Rome, 1986, no. 214 for the counterproof.
We are grateful to Eunice Williams for her assistance in cataloguing this lot.