JEAN-HONORÉ FRAGONARD (Grasse 1732-1806 Paris)
Ruggiero leaps ashore (Orlando furioso, X, 57)
black chalk, brown and gray wash
1534 x 978 in. (39.2 x 25 cm)
see under lot 40.
E. Mongan, P. Hofer and J. Seznec, Fragonard. Drawings for Ariosto, London, 1945, p. 69, pl. 61.
M.-A. Dupuy-Vachey, Fragonard et le Roland Furieux, Paris, 2003, no. 88, p. 384, ill.
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Fame blows the trumpets to announce the arrival of Ruggiero, who disembarks from his boat.
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