JEAN-HONORÉ FRAGONARD (Grasse 1732-1806 Paris)
Olympia swoons (Orlando furioso, X, 24)
black chalk, brown and gray wash, stumping, traces of a watermark with initials
1534 x 1014 in. (40 x 26.2 cm)
see under lot 40.
E. Mongan, P. Hofer and J. Seznec, Fragonard. Drawings for Ariosto, London, 1945, p. 68, pl. 56.
M.-A. Dupuy-Vachey, Fragonard et le Roland Furieux, Paris, 2003, no. 83, p. 384, ill.
Paris, Musée Jacquemart-André, Fragonard. Les Plaisirs d'un siècle, 2008, no. 67, ill.
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Devastated by Bireno’s departure, Princess Olympia faints on the rocks by the sea.
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