Jean Honoré Fragonard (French, 1732-1806) Portrait of François-Henri, 5th duc d'Harcourt, half-length and looking over his shoulder to his left
Lot 85
Jean Honoré Fragonard
(French, 1732-1806)
Portrait of François-Henri, 5th duc d'Harcourt, half-length and looking over his shoulder to his left
Sold for £17,106,500 (US$ 26,955,696) inc. premium

Lot Details
Jean Honoré Fragonard (French, 1732-1806) Portrait of François-Henri, 5th duc d'Harcourt, half-length and looking over his shoulder to his left Jean Honoré Fragonard (French, 1732-1806) Portrait of François-Henri, 5th duc d'Harcourt, half-length and looking over his shoulder to his left
Jean Honoré Fragonard (French, 1732-1806)
Portrait of François-Henri, 5th duc d'Harcourt,
half-length and looking over his shoulder to his left
oil on canvas
81 x 65cm (31 7/8 x 25 9/16in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE
    Collection of d'Harcourt family, Château d'Harcourt, then Château de Champs-de-Bataille, sale, Sotheby's, London, 8 December 1971, lot 21 (sold for £340,000).
    Where purchased by Dr. Gustav Rau.

    EXHIBITED
    Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Exposition d'oeuvres de J. H. Fragonard organisée sous le haut patronage de l'Etat, 7 June – 10 July 1921, no. 90.
    Paris, Musée Carnavalet, Le Théâtre à Paris (XVII-XVIIIe siècles), 19 March - 4 May 1929, no. 31
    Paris, Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Le siècle de Louis XV vu par les artistes, 1934, no. 133.
    Bern, Kunstmuseum, Fragonard, 13 June - 29 August 1954, no. 22.
    Paris, Galerie Charpentier, Cent chefs-d'oeuvre de l'art français, 1750-1950, 1957, no. 33.
    Paris, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Fragonard, 24 September 1987 – 4 January 1988, no. 140.
    New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fragonard, 2 February – 8 May 1988, no. 140.
    On loan to the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, from January 2009.
    Remagen, Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Superfranzösisch: Kunstkammer Rau, 16 September 2010 – 27 February 2011.
    Travelling exhibition, Masterpieces from the Rau Collection:
    Tokyo, Yasuda Kasai Museum of Art, 9 October – 26 December 1999.
    Miyazaki, Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum, 8 January – 13 February 2000.
    Matsue, Shimane Art Museum, 19 February – 26 March 2000.
    Yokohama, Sogo Museum of Art, 31 March – 8 May 2000.
    Matsuyama, The Museum of Art, Ehime, 19 May – 25 June 2000.
    Paris, Musée de Luxembourg, 12 July 2000 – 4 January 2001.
    Rotterdam, Kunsthal, 20 January – 6 May 2001.
    Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum / Fondation Corboud-in der Josef-Haubrich-Kunsthalle, 26 May – 26 August 2001.
    Munich, Haus der Kunst, 5 October 2001 – 13 January 2002.
    Bergamo, Accademia Carrara, 31 January – 1 May 2002.
    Bogota, Casa de la Moneda, 27 June – 15 September 2002.
    Portland, Oregon, Portland Art Museum, 24 January – 22 August 2004.
    Dayton, Dayton Art Institute, 5 September 2004 – 16 January 2005.
    Nashville, Tennessee State Museum, 28 August 2005 – 15 January 2006.
    Lisbon, Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, 18 May – 15 October 2006.

    LITERATURE
    G. Wildenstein, Exposition d'oeuvres de J. H. Fragonard organisée sous le haut patronage de l'Etat, exh. cat., Paris, 1921, p. 34, no. 90.
    Musée Carnavalet, Le Théâtre à Paris (XVII-XVIIIe siècles), exh. cat., Paris, 1929, p. 12, no. 31.
    G. Wildenstein & P. Gaxotte, Le siècle de Louis XV vu par les artistes, exh. cat., Paris, 1934, p. 58, no. 133.
    L. Réau, Fragonard, Brussels, 1956, pp. 88, 174, no. 93, illustated p. 180
    G. Wildenstein, The Paintings of Fragonard, Aylesbury, English ed., 1960, pp. 13, 14, no. 239, pl. 36.
    J. Wilhelm, Fragonard (unpublished monograph), 1960, p. 113
    Ch. Sterling, Portrait of a Man (The Warrior), Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Williamstown, 1964.
    Y. K. Zolotov, Le portrait français du XVIIIe siècle, Moscow, 1968, p.160, illustrated p. 160.
    D. Wildenstein and G. Mandel, L'opera completa di Fragonard, Milan, 1972, p. 97, no. 256.
    Sotheby & Co., Art at Auction – The Year at Sotheby's & Parke-Bernet – Two Hundred and Thirty-Eighth Season, Sotheby & Co., London, 1971-1972, London, 1972, p. 2.
    P. Rosenberg and I. Compin, Quatre nouveaux Fragonard au Louvre in La revue du Louvre et des musées de France, 1974, no. 3, pp. 184-186, fig. 4.
    D. Sutton, Revue Art de Basse-Normandie no. 78, La Famille d'Harcourt, 1979, p. 34.
    P. Rosenberg, Fragonard, Paris, 1987, p. 290, no. 140, illustrated p. 291.
    J. Thuillier, Fragonard, Geneva, 1987, pp. 67, 72.
    J-P. Cuzin, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, life and work, New York, 1988, pp. 102, 113, illustrated p. 106, no. 133.
    P. Rosenberg, Tout l'oeuvre peint de Fragonard, Paris, 1989, no. 205
    M. D. Sheriff, Fragonard. Art and Eroticism, Chicago; London, 1990, pp. 183- 184, note 45-46, pp. 245-246.
    M. Restellini, De Fra Angelico à Bonnard: Chefs-d'œuvre de la Collection Rau, Milan, 2000, p. 114, no. 42, illustrated p. 115.
    O. Kornhoff, Superfranzösisch: Kunstkammer Rau, Cologne, 2010, p. 103, illustrated p. 71.
    M. Percival, Fragonard and the fantasy figure: painting the imagination, Farnham-Burlington, 2012, pp. 19, 22, pl. 7.
    C. Blumenfeld, Une facétie de Fragonard, Les révélations d'un dessin retrouvé, Montreuil, 2013, illustrated p. 10, fig. 1.

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