24 January 2008
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA (LOTS 21, 27, 46, 90 AND 98)
Jean-Honoré Fragonard (Grasse 1732-1806 Paris)
The Madonna and Child with two putti, after Andrea del Sarto, with subsidiary studies of a group of women and a pedestal
black chalk, a reworked counterproof of a counterproof
9¾ x 7 1/8 in. (248 x 180 mm.)
F. Renaud (L. 1042).
Nikos Dhikeos (his mark, not in Lugt).
Anonymous sale; Christie's, South Kensington, 12 December 1996, lot 191, where acquired by the present owner.
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P. Rosenberg and B. Brejon de Lavergnée, Panopticon italiano: un diario di viaggio ritrovato, 1759-1761, Rome, 1986, under no. 132.
After the central figures in Andrea del Sarto's Madonna of the Harpies, now in the Uffizi Galleries, Florence. The two studies to the right have not been identified.
We are grateful to Eunice Williams for her assistance in cataloguing this lot.
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