Lovers Profiting from the Drowsiness of the Grandmother

about 1785
Jean-Baptiste Greuze (French, 1725–1805)


Dimensions

Overall: 32.6 x 51.2cm (12 13/16 x 20 3/16 in.) Framed: 60 x 75.9 cm (23 5/8 x 29 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2002.42

Medium or Technique

Pen with black and brown ink and brush with gray and brown wash, over graphite pencil on cream laid paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

On the original mount.

Inscription

On mount recto lower right in graphite pencil: 6647

Provenance

Lucien Mellerio (1879-1943, Paris); Hélène Mellerio, Paris, his daughter; by descent; sold Paris, Etude Tajan, 6 July 2001, lot 126; W.M. Brady Co., New York; from whom purchased by MFA, March 2002.

Credit Line

Charles H. Bayley Picture and Painting Fund