Interior of a Park, The Gardens of the Villa d'Este
Opaque watercolor over graphite on parchment.
7 3/4 x 9 9/16 inches (197 x 242 mm); Modern canvas secondary support : 7 7/8 x 9 3/4 inches wrapped on wooden strainer.
Jacques de Bryas; his sale, Paris, 4-6 April 1898, lot 55; sold to Stettiner; Bernice C. Bowles; sale, New York, Sotheby's, 14 January 1987, no. 181, repr. in color; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene V. Thaw, New York.
This rare gouache by Fragonard is a reduction of his painting of the same subject now in the Wallace Collection, London.