Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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The Cupboard (L’Armoire),

Etching on laid paper

Fourth of four states

Print impression quality: Very good

Dimensions (Plate): 423 x 513 mm (16.7 x 20.2 in.)

Signed in plate, lower left: “Fragonard 1778 Sculp. invenit”; inscribed, lower right: “A paris chez Naudet M d'Estampes Port au Bled”; inscribed, lower center: “L’Armoire”

Accession number: 1963.35.1

Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 1963

Provenance / Collectors' marks: Prince of Liechtenstein, Vienna.

Bibliography: Wildenstein 23 iv/iv; Baudicour 2 iii/iii (vol. 1, p. 159); Carlson and Ittmann, cat. no. 76; Lawrence and Dighton 57 iv/iv; Rena M. Hoisington and Perrin Stein, “‘Sous les yeux de Fragonard’: The Prints of Marguerite Gérard," Print Quarterly, vol. 29, no. 2 (June 2012), pp. 159 and following, plate 135 reproduces the Metropolitan Museum of Art impression of this print.

Work Type: print

Related Works: Fragonard’s drawing (now lost) of this composition was once owned by the printmaker Robert DeLaunay.

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