Jean-Honoré Fragonard

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Jean-Honoré Fragonard
1732-1806
The Sudden Gust of Wind
ca. 1763-1765
Brown and red-brown wash over black chalk.
10 3/8 x 14 5/8 inches (264 x 371 mm)
Thaw Collection.
2001.62
Provenance: 
Anonymous sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 10 June 1911, no. 102, repr. (as "Autant en emporte le vent,"); Edouard? Rahir (1862-1924), Paris; Mme. Rahir, Paris (1931); Galerie Cailleux, Paris; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene V. Thaw, New York.
Bibliography: 

Thaw Catalogue Raisonné, 2017, no. 122, repr.
Denison, Cara D. et al. The Thaw Collection : Master Drawings and New Acquisitions. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1994, no. 25, repr.
Denison, Cara D. The Thaw Collection : Master Drawings and New Acquisitions. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1994, no. 25, repr., and p. 260.
Alexandre Ananoff, "L'Oeuvre dessiné de Jean-Honoré Fragonard", 4 vols., Paris, 1961-1970, I, no. 96 (as "Autant en emporte le vent");

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Watermark: none visible through lining.

Associated names: 

Rahir, Edouard, 1862-1924, former owner.
Rahir, Mme., former owner.
Thaw, Eugene Victor, former owner.
Thaw, Clare, former owner.

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