L'Entretien Galant

1760
Gabriel de Saint-Aubin (French, 1724–1780)


Dimensions

Sight: 20 x 13.1cm (7 7/8 x 5 3/16in.) Frame: 38.7 x 29.8 cm (15 1/4 x 11 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.2604

Medium or Technique

Watercolor and gouache on paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Inscription

Lower left: G d. S.A.
Lower left, below image (in Saint-Aubin's hand): Vieux débauché, mon converti / tu crois séduire cette belle; / mais depuis longtemps la donzelle / Sur l'honneur a pris son parti.

Provenance

May 20-21,1873, anonymous sale, Paris, lot 123. 1898, Antoine François Marmontel (b. 1816 - d. 1898), Paris; March 28-29, 1898, Marmontel sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 57, sold for 1700 fr. By 1913, David David-Weill (b. 1871 - d. 1952), Paris; sold by David-Weill to Wildenstein and Co., Paris and New York [see note 1]. March 23, 1945, sold by Jacques Helft and Co., New York to Forsyth Wickes (b. 1876 - d. 1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

NOTES:
[1] See "Sale of the David-Weill Collection," Art News February 27, 1937, pp. 12, 20. The watercolor was included in the exhibition "French XVIII Century Pastels, Water Colors, and Drawings from the David-Weill Collection" (Wildenstein and Co., New York, November-December, 1938), no. 42.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection