JEAN-HONORÉ FRAGONARD (Grasse 1732-1806 Paris)
Two young women on unicorns meet Ruggiero (Orlando furioso, VI, 68-70)
black chalk, brown and gray wash
1618 x 978 in. (41.1 x 25 cm)
see under lot 40.
E. Mongan, P. Hofer and J. Seznec, Fragonard. Drawings for Ariosto, London, 1945, p. 79, pl. 134 (as illustrating XXXIV, 24, Lidia advances to meet Alceste).
M.-A. Dupuy-Vachey, Fragonard et le Roland Furieux, Paris, 2003, no. 40, p. 381, ill.
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Ruggiero is surprised to see two young women approaching him riding unicorns.
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