JEAN-HONORÉ FRAGONARD (Grasse 1732-1806 Paris)
Rinaldo and Ferraù part company at the fork in the road(Orlando furioso, I, 22-23)
black chalk, brown and gray wash, watermark coat-of-arms with a star surmounted by a crown
1514 x 938 in. (38.7 x 23.7 cm)
Probably the artist’s family.
Hippolyte Walferdin (1795-1880), Paris; Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 12-16 April 1880, lot 228.
Louis Roederer (1845-1880), Reims; by descent to his nephew
Léon Olry-Roederer (1870-1932), Reims and Paris.
with Thos. Agnew and Sons, London 1922; acquired en blocby
Abraham Simon Wolf Rosenbach (1876-1952), Philadelphia, until 1952; acquired from his estate by
John Fleming (1910-1987), New York and Larchmont; sold in 1955 to an
American private collector.
with Thos. Agnew and Sons, London, probably sold around 2005-2006 to
Nina R. and Arthur A. Houghton, Jr.
E. Mongan, P. Hofer and J. Seznec, Fragonard. Drawings for Ariosto, London, 1945, p. 61, pl. 3.
M.-A. Dupuy-Vachey, Fragonard et le Roland Furieux, Paris, 2003, no. 6, p. 377, ill.
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Rinaldo and Ferraù decide to interrupt their combat to search for Angelica. Rinaldo proceeds by foot, while Ferraù takes a different path on his horse.

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