Jean-Honoré Fragonard

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Jean-Honoré Fragonard
1732-1806
The Sacrifice of Coresus
Black chalk, brush and brown wash, on paper.
13 3/4 x 18 1/8 inches (347 x 465 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 288
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Varanchan de Saint-Geniès; his sale, Paris, 29-31 December 1777, no. 58; M. Morel; anonymous sale, Paris, 19 April 1786, no. 375; Maherault; his sale, 27-29 May 1880, no. 58; Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), London and Florence; from whom purchased through Galerie Alexandre Imbert, Rome, in 1909 by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), New York (no mark; see Lugt 1509); his son, J. P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), New York.
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Watermark: none visible through lining.
Fragonard probably executed this drawing after the painting in the Louvre sometime in the late 1760's as a record of the picture or, perhaps, as a presentation drawing.

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