Loving couples in a Park

Jean Pierre Norblin de la Gourdaine (French, 1745–1830)


Dimensions

Overall: 23.5 x 18.9cm (9 1/4 x 7 7/16 in.) Framed: 33.3 x 29.2 cm (13 1/8 x 11 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

65.2596

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Inscription

Information on back of frame

Provenance

Private collection, Warsaw. By 1920, David David-Weill (b. 1871 - d. 1952), Paris and Neuilly-sur-Seine, France [see note 1]; 1937, sold by David-Weill to Wildenstein and Co., New York [see note 2]; October 28, 1943, sold by Wildenstein 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] He lent MFA accession nos. 65.2595 and 65.2596 to the "Exposition de Petits Maitres et Maitres peu connus du XVIII siècle" (Chambre Syndicale de la Curiosité et des Beaux-Arts, Paris, June 1-27, 1920), cat. no. 412. See Gabriel Henriot, Collection David-Weill, vol. 2, Pastels, Aquarelles, Gouaches, Tableaux Modernes (Paris, 1927), pp. 163-167.

[2] "Sale of the David-Weill Collection," Art News February 27, 1937, pp. 12, 20. The watercolors were 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), nos. 39-40.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection