JEAN-HONORÉ FRAGONARD (Grasse 1732-1806 Paris)
Argalia emerges from the water in front of Ferraù (Orlando furioso, I, 23-26)
black chalk, brown and gray wash, watermark initials ‘BL’
15 x 10 in. (38.3 x 25.4 cm)
see under lot 40.
E. Mongan, P. Hofer and J. Seznec, Fragonard. Drawings for Ariosto, London, 1945, p. 61, pl. 4.
M.-A. Dupuy-Vachey, Fragonard et le Roland Furieux, Paris, 2003, no. 7, p. 377, ill.
M.T. Caracciolo, ‘Lectures de l’Arioste au XVIIIe siècle: du livre illustré au cycle peint’ in Gazette des Beaux-Arts, CXXXVI, sixth period, CXXIII, no. 1502, March, 1994, p. 131, fig. 9.
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While Ferraù is searching for his lost helmet, the ghost of Argalia emerges from the river water holding it.
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