JEAN-HONORÉ FRAGONARD (Grasse 1732-1806 Paris)
Ruggiero arrives at the threshold of Alcina’s palace (Orlando furioso, VI, 72-75)
black chalk, brown and gray wash, stumping
1558 x 10 in. (39.8 x 25.5 cm)
see under lot 40.
E. Mongan, P. Hofer and J. Seznec, Fragonard. Drawings for Ariosto, London, 1945, p. 65, pl. 29.
M.-A. Dupuy-Vachey, Fragonard et le Roland Furieux, Paris, 2003, no. 41, p. 381, ill.
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Ruggieroholding the hippogryph by the reins approaches Alcina’s palace, following the two young women on unicorns.
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