Mother and Child

1777-79
Jean-Honoré Fragonard (French, 1732–1806)


Dimensions

Overall: 46.4 x 37.5cm (18 1/4 x 14 3/4in.) Framed: 58.1 x 49.5 x 7 cm (22 7/8 x 19 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.2644

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Paintings

Provenance

Francois Alexandre-Frederic de la Rochefoucauld (b. 1747-d. 1827) Paris; June 20-23, 1827, posthumous La Rochefoucauld sale, through Roland and Laneuville, Paris, lot 19 [see note 1]. Madame Corbin, Paris [see note 2]. February 20, 1945, sold by Wildenstein 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: January 8, 1969).

Notes:
[1] In the same lot as its (now lost) companion, "a mother making her child say 'please' before giving him some bread," (see Zafran catalogue, 1998, no.59).

[2] According to Wildenstein at the time of the sale to Forsyth Wickes.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection