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Jupiter and Danaë

French
after 1770
Attributed to Jean-Honoré Fragonard (French, 1732–1806)


Dimensions

Sheet: 27 × 39.2 cm (10 5/8 × 15 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

2018.3175

Medium or Technique

Brush and brown ink on paper

Not On View

Classifications

Drawings

Markings

Verso of mount, black ink stamp: "Collection DBE Collection" (Dorothy Braude Edinburg; Verso of mount, red ink stamp "Collection HBB..." (Harry B. Braude.. illegible)

Provenance

1787, possibly Louis-Antoine Auguste Rohan-Chabot (b. 1733 – d. 1807); December 17, 1787, Rohan-Chabot sale, Paris, possibly lot 165, sold for 120 livres to Robert Quesnay, Paris [see note 1]. Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (b. 1755–d. 1842), Paris; by descent to her niece, Eugénie Le Brun Tripier-Le Franc (b. 1805 – d. 1872) and her husband, Justin Tripier-Le Franc (b.1805—d.1883), Paris; June 5-7, 1883, Tripier-LeFranc sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 52, sold for 4,150 fr. [see note 2]. By 1889, Jean Léon Decloux (b. 1840 – d. 1929), Paris; February 14-15, 1898, Decloux sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 63, sold for fr. 16,100 to Kraemer. By 1907, Félix Doistau (b. 1846 – d. 1936); June 9-11, 1909, Doistau sale, Galerie Georges Petit, lot 107, sold for fr. 40,100 to Prolongeau for David David-Weill (b. 1871 - d. 1952), Paris and Neuilly-sur-Seine, France; June 10, 1959, anonymous (“Property of a Gentleman” [David-Weill]) sale, Sotheby’s, London, lot 80, sold for £ 4,000 to Charles E. Slatkin Galleries, New York; by 1968, probably sold by Slatkin to Norton Simon (b. 1907 – d. 1993), Los Angeles [see note 4]; May 8, 1971, Norton Simon sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, lot 208, sold to Dorothy Braude Edinburg (b. 1920 – d. 2015) on behalf of the Harry B. Braude Trust, Boston; 2015, by inheritance to Jo-Ann Edinburg Pinkowitz, Brookline, MA; 2018, gift of Jo-Ann Edinburg Pinkowitz to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2018)

NOTES:
1787, possibly Louis-Antoine Auguste Rohan-Chabot (b. 1733 – d. 1807); December 17, 1787, Rohan-Chabot sale, Paris, possibly lot 165, sold for 120 livres to Robert Quesnay, Paris [see note 1]. Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (b. 1755–d. 1842), Paris; by descent to her niece, Eugénie Le Brun Tripier-Le Franc (b. 1805 – d. 1872) and her husband, Justin Tripier-Le Franc (b.1805—d.1883), Paris; June 5-7, 1883, Tripier-LeFranc sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 52, sold for 4,150 fr. [see note 2]. By 1889, Jean Léon Decloux (b. 1840 – d. 1929), Paris; February 14-15, 1898, Decloux sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 63, sold for fr. 16,100 to Kraemer. By 1907, Félix Doistau (b. 1846 – d. 1936); June 9-11, 1909, Doistau sale, Galerie Georges Petit, lot 107, sold for fr. 40,100 to Prolongeau for David David-Weill (b. 1871 - d. 1952), Paris and Neuilly-sur-Seine, France; June 10, 1959, anonymous (“Property of a Gentleman” [David-Weill]) sale, Sotheby’s, London, lot 80, sold for £ 4,000 to Charles E. Slatkin Galleries, New York; by 1968, probably sold by Slatkin to Norton Simon (b. 1907 – d. 1993), Los Angeles [see note 4]; May 8, 1971, Norton Simon sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, lot 208, sold to Dorothy Braude Edinburg (b. 1920 – d. 2015) on behalf of the Harry B. Braude Trust, Boston; 2015, by inheritance to Jo-Ann Edinburg Pinkowitz, Brookline, MA; 2018, gift of Jo-Ann Edinburg Pinkowitz to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2018)

Credit Line

Gift of Jo-Ann Edinburg Pinkowitz