• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 5860

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolours

    11 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 169

    Circle of Jean-Honoré Fragonard (Grasse 1732-1806 Paris)

    Spring, or Deux Amours

    Price Realised  

    Circle of Jean-Honoré Fragonard (Grasse 1732-1806 Paris)
    Spring, or Deux Amours
    oil on canvas
    13¾ x 18¼ in. (34.9 x 46.4 cm.)


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    After the picture of c.1772, in a Private Collection, which according to Wildenstein (1960), was made into an oval by F.T. Sabin in 1927, and was likely to have been painted as part of a decorative ensemble intended to hang as an overdoor (see J.-P. Cuzin, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, New York, 1988, no. 237).

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE AUSTRIAN COLLECTOR (LOT 169)


    Exhibited

    London, Mattheisen Fine Art Ltd., French Paintings 1700-1840, June - July 1989, no. 19, as Fragonard.
    Tokyo, Odakyu Grand Gallery; Umeda-Osaka, Daimaru Museum; Hokkaido, Hakodate Museum of Art; Yokohama, Sogo Museum of Art, Three Masters of French Rococo: Boucher, Fragonard, Lancret, April - August 1990, no. 42, as Fragonard.