A Statue in a Garden

Jean-Honoré Fragonard

(Grasse, 1732 - Paris, 1806)
Pen, brush and brown ink and brown and grey wash, over traces of an underdrawing in black chalk, with framing lines in brown ink 173 x 233 mm. (6 3/4 x 9 1/4 in.) Inscribed 'frago' in brown ink at the lower left
Provenance
Galerie Cailleux, Paris, by 1981; Juan (Johnny) de Beistegui, Château de Groussay, Montfort-l’Amaury, by 1987; His sale (‘Château de Groussay’), Montfort-l’Amaury, Poulain Le Fur and Sotheby’s, 2 June 1999, lot 64; Pandora Old Masters, New York, in 2004; Private collection
Literature
Emmanuelle Brugerolles, ed., Entry by Diederik Bakhuÿs, Suite française: Dessins de la collection Jean Bonna, exhibition catalogue, Paris and Geneva, 2006-2007, no. 47, p. 203
Pinkney L. Near, Three Masters of Landscape: Fragonard, Robert, and Boucher, exhibition catalogue, Richmond, 1981, no. 10, p. 23

Exhibited
Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 'Three Masters of Landscape: Fragonard, Robert, and Boucher', 1981, no. 10; Paris, Galerie Cailleux, 'Rome 1760-1770: Fragonard, Hubert Robert et leurs Amis', 1983, no. 22; Paris, Galerie Cailleux, 'Aspects de Fragonard: Peintures – Dessins – Estampes', 1987, no. 44

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