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    Sale 2134

    Old Master and 19th Century Drawings

    29 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 55

    Jean-Honoré Fragonard (Grasse 1732-1806 Paris)

    Studies of trees (recto and verso)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Jean-Honoré Fragonard (Grasse 1732-1806 Paris)
    Studies of trees (recto and verso)
    black chalk
    8 1/8 x 6 3/8 in. (206 x 162 mm.)


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    The 1972 sale included a group of black chalk studies of trees which may have been part of a sketchbook or album that Fragonard used to make sketches in situ. A related landscape study is in the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm (P. Bjurström, French Drawings, Eighteenth Century, Stockholm, 1982, no. 953).
    We are grateful to Eunice Williams for her assistance in cataloguing this drawing.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 28 March 1972, lot 105.


    Literature

    A. Ananoff, L'oeuvre dessiné de Fragonard, II, Paris, 1963, no. 966, fig. 264.